At 15 years old, Anthony went to an 18+ Equity audition for “Anything Goes” at The Muny in St Louis, MO and booked the gig. That experience absolutely set the tone for the years to follow. He once crashed an agent-only audition for Cirque Du Soleil in New York with a smiley face drawn on paper as a headshot and booked the gig. It was this sheer will to perform that also landed him his first touring contract in 2001. Russo left high school just before the start of his senior year and joined the 6th National Tour of Tap Dogs. From 2003-2013 Russo resided in New York City, performing everywhere from the NYC Subway to Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Other performance credits include “Tap Stars”, Cirque Du Soleil’s “Banana Shpeel”, Noah Racey’s “Pulse”, “Absinthe” at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, “Tap In The Night'' aboard Hapag Lloyd Cruise lines, and dozens of corporate entertainment gigs around the world.
In addition to his performance credits, Anthony produces tap dance education programs throughout North America under his touring company, @TapTheMap.
In 2013, Russo was awarded Outstanding Young Missourian by The Missouri Junior Chamber Of Commerce for his contributions to dance education nationwide. His touring company, “Tap The Map”, received acknowledgment from The Missouri House Of Representatives for facilitating over $75,000 in scholarships to students around the US and Canada.
17 years later, Russo wrapped up another World Tour of Tap Dogs where he played the lead role of The Foreman and Dance Captain for the company. In addition to his dance credits, you can find Anthony’s original music on all digital platforms under “RUSSO & CO.”. When not on the road, he is based in St Charles, MO where he works as a Carpenter, Tap Dance Educator, and Entertainer.