Tommy began his training as a dancer in Sweden, where he is originally from.
Initially he took street dance classes but soon his eyes opened up to other dance styles. At age 14 he soon began working professionally in the musical ‘Joseph’. He stayed in Sweden until the age of 19, moving from one musical production to another, before then attaining a 3-year scholarship at the Urdang Academy in London for a performing arts diploma.
He is probably mostly recognised as the runner-up of BBC 1’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in 2010 but some might have seen him performing in the movie ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Some Like It Hop Hop’ at the Peacock Theatre and ‘The Five and The Prophecy of Prana’ at the Barbican.
Tommy also choreographed for ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ and ‘Blaze’ (Peacock Theatre and world tour) as well as Cher Lloyd’s music video and the live performances of her UK chart number 1 hit single ‘Swagger Jagger’. Last year Tommy won an award for the male category of ‘Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance’ by the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, for his efforts in ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ and ‘The Rodin Project’ with the Russell Maliphant Company.”
He was nominated for the same award in 2010 for ‘Blaze’ and ‘Goldberg’ with Tamara Rojo at The Royal Opera House. In 2014 he co-hosted the awards alongside Bennet Gartside.
The other nominations Tommy has received are the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Dance’ and the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Awards for ‘The Times Breakthrough Award ‘.