With decades of professional dance experience between them, hot-footed stars Sharni Vinson, Adam Garcia and Timomatic are set to judge Channel Seven’s new dance competition DANCE BOSS.
Hosted by Dannii Minogue, DANCE BOSS pits teams of workers from the same workplace or profession in a dance-off to win a cash prize of $100,000.
After leaving the shores of Home and Away’s Summer Bay, Sharni found international fame in the US box office smash hit Step Up 3D, the third installment of Disney’s globally successful Step Up dance film franchise. Hand-picked to join DANCE BOSS, the dancer and actor needed no persuading to leave her Hollywood digs and return home to Australia to once again make her mark on Aussie TV.
“I am beyond excited to be back on Australian soil and surrounded by the contagious spirit of dance,” says Sharni who is trained in ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and acrobatics.
Joining Sharni on the judging panel are well-known entertainers Adam Garcia and Timomatic.
DANCE BOSS marks a welcome return to the judge’s chair for Adam who is keen to share his love of dance with both the competing teams and the audience at home.
“I’m really excited to be a part of this brilliant new show that celebrates the love and passion Aussies have for dance and all the different things dancing gives them. And we’re going to share that love around to everyone,” says Adam.
Adam danced his way across Australia as a member of the ground-breaking Hot Shoe Shuffle which was the first Australian musical to go to London’s West End, taking Adam with it. He then established himself as a London theatre star garnering two Olivier Award nominations before returning to Australia to star in the Tap Dogs movie Bootmen. Adam then came to international attention thanks to his eye-catching performance in the romantic comedy Coyote Ugly.
Adam returned to his dance roots in 2009 as a judge for four seasons of the UK’s dance competition series, Got to Dance. In 2013, he returned to Australia as one of the judges of the Seven hit series, Dancing with the Stars.
DANCE BOSS brings together multi-platinum selling music artist Timomatic’s two great loves – eye-catching dance moves and irresistible pop hits.
A chart-topper with singles including Parachute and Set It Off, Timomatic says he is looking forward to sharing his experience and advice with the DANCE BOSS teams.
“I got my first break on a show a bit like this, so I know exactly what these teams will be going through,” says the performer who earned the nickname Timomatic in his teens thanks to his hip-hop dance skills.
The judges will also be joined on stage by DANCE BOSS’ very own resident DJ, Aria nominated and multi-platinum artist, Sketch, aka Matt Coleman, one half of DJ duo Bombs Away.
In each DANCE BOSS episode, fabulously costumed teams will face-off in spectacularly staged dance battles. They are judged and scored on entertainment factor by the star judges. Eventually 12 crews will be whittled down to one winning crew who will be crowned “Dance Boss Australia”!