Seven has announced Sharni Vinson, Adam Garcia and Timomatic are to be the judges on the channel’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.
Sharni Vinson is a former Home And Away star who found international fame in the US box office smash hit Step Up 3D, the third instalment of Disney’s globally successful Step Up dance film franchise. “I am beyond excited to be back on Australian soil and surrounded by the contagious spirit of dance,” said Vinson, who is trained in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, tap and acrobatics.
Dance Boss marks a return to the judge’s chair for Adam Garcia, who is keen to share his love of dance with both the competing teams and the audience at home.
Garcia said: “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.”
Garcia 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 him 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. Garcia then came to international attention thanks to his eye-catching performance in the romantic comedy Coyote Ugly.
He 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.
A chart-topper with singles like “Parachute” and “Set It Off”, Timomatic said 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,” said the performer, who earned the nickname Timomatic in his teens thanks to his hip hop dance skills.