Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dancing Across America with Anthony LaGuardia

Meet Anthony LaGuardia, Assistant Dance Captain and swing for NETworks presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. A Wisconsin-native, Anthony is excited and proud to be returning to his home state to perform.

What is your name?
Anthony LaGuardia

Where are you from?
Eau Claire, WI

What kind of professional schooling did you receive? 
I attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City

What are your previous show credits?
 Regional: Hairspray, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street. Allure of the Seas with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: Chicago, Blue Planet.

What are your favorite parts about being on tour?
Getting to see cities across the country that you never get to explore while also getting to do what I love, perform in a Broadway show. As an added bonus, one of his best friends in NYC, Alyssa Brizzi, is the Dance Captain on tour with him.

What is your advice for aspiring actors?
"I can say for anyone who is an aspiring actor or actress, singer or dancer, that you have to give everything you have to this art and constantly work on your craft as hard as you can. When I was 17 my dad said it best to me when he said you need the innate ability, unwavering passion, and an overwhelming drive to pursue this career. And that is the truth. Having the constant hunger to be the best actor you can be, to do the best of your ability every day, to hold your head up high and an become an energy that no one can deny, and to never give up on this crazy dream, because dreams work if you do.

Anthony and his roommate Trevor embarked on tour with the goal to take a dance photo in every city and are now approaching 60 pictures from 60 cities. Check out a few of our favorites.

Bloomington, IN

New Orleans, LA

San Francisco, CA

Ft. Myers, FL

Pueblo, CO

Philadelphia, PA

Knoxville, TN

East Lansing, MI

Sarasota, FL

Join Anthony on the rest of his journey by following him on Instagram @anthonyjaylag and search for the hashtag #danceacrossamerica. Where should Anthony take his photo in the Fox Cities?

See Disney's Beauty and the Beast April 11-13. Call the ticket office today at (920) 730-3760 or visit!


  1. Triple threat extraordinaire!!!! What an amazing talent - Break a leg in Appleton, Anthony! Love - your Eau Claire fan club!

  2. The next pic would look great next to the fountain in Riverside Park - Neenah.