As Tor “eased on down the road” in a Tin Man Suit (which was tight as hell by the way) at the age of 12, he realized two things: first that the costume designer should have gotten him a bigger suit and second, he wanted to somehow find a way to ease on down that road more than just one time.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he continued to dance throughout high school and starred in 42nd Street, a play that features tap dancing; this was ironic given he had never tapped a day in his life! Fortunately, tap came easy for Tor and he soon realized that dance was in his soul.

After high school Tor continued to pursue dancing and choreography at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where he starred in many musicals including Dreamgirls, Tap Dance Kid and Fame. Upon graduating, Tor went on tour with The Wiz in New York City but this time he did not play the Tin Man, he starred as “The Wiz” and was directed by the acclaimed George Faison (original choreographer of The Wiz). More recently Tor returned from Macau, China where he was the lead choreographer for the Venetian Hotel.

Tor’s choreography and experience has spanned the globe, provided a wealth of exposure to different cultures, technique and dance movement. As a result, he is a versatile instructor who has created his own unique style combining many genres of dance including funk, hip-hop, african and jazz. Tor is known for his creative, innovative, trend-setting dance classes and fluid music mixes. It is his masterful combination of music and easy to follow dance instruction that make him the one of the top dance instructors at Your Neighborhood Studio in Culver City.

Tor now resides in LA where he works full-time as a choreographer and dance instructor.

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Tor oozes positivity and good vibes and his energy is infectious. Mix that with awesome music, sometimes unexpected and fresh new routines that make you sweat, you can't find a better combination!

Marcella - Student


Tor's classes are equal doses feel good and look good. If you are looking for a way to experience great energy while getting your groove on, you will not be disappointed.


Dance It Out

Dance It Out is the creation of America’s “First Family of Fitness” husband and wife dynamic duo Billy Blanks Jr & Sharon Catherine Blanks. DIO is sweeping across the nation and is different from any other workout. It is a total body, high energy, cardio dance workout that is infused with 20 plus styles of dance including Hip Hop, Bollywood, Line Dancing, Ballroom, Disco, 80’s, Broadway, African, Russian, Irish, Hula, and so much more.




Always wanted to channel your inner Broadway performer?  Tor has created a unique Broadway class that blends contemporary and classic numbers with an approach suitable for all skill levels. With easy to follow routines and choreography, you will be encouraged to communicate characters and stories through dance movements and explore role-playing through dance.


  1. Dance It Out


    Your Neighborhood Studio

    Culver City, CA

    Sundays 11:30am
    Mondays 4pm
    Tuesdays 7:15pm

    Blanks Studios

    Saturdays 9:15am


    West Los Angeles, CA
    Fridays 9am

  2. Broadway


    Your Neighborhood Studio

    Culver City, CA

    Mondays 7:00pm

Tor. His personality, energy, drive, spirit, attitude - all add up to make class a uniquely joyful experience.

David - Student