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The 2012 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles
Dancer Tony Dovolani (L) and Lina Dovolani arrive for the ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on July 11, 2012. UPI/Phil McCarten
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Driton "Tony" Dovolani (born July 17, 1973) is an Albanian American professional ballroom dancer, instructor and judge based in New York City. He is known for his involvement in the American version of Dancing with the Stars on ABC. Dovolani also portrayed a Latin bad boy in the hit film Shall We Dance? and spent time coaching actress Jennifer Lopez. When not dancing, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife, daughters and son.

Dovolani was born in the city of Debar,in Macedonia.He was sent to Kosovo as a young boy.He began folk dancing at age three. At the age of 15, his entire family moved to the United States, and Dovolani got the opportunity to attend classes at a Fred Astaire Dance Academy. Since that time, Dovolani has traveled the world and won many dance championships.

Dovolani was partnered with professional wrestler Stacy Keibler in Season 2, where they made it to the finals and finished in 3rd place.

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