Adam Garcia

Active - 2000 - 2017  |   Born - Jun 1, 1973 in Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Took his first dance lesson in ballet aged 7.
  • Was a student at Capital Dance Studio in Sydney when he met Dein Perry, a guest teacher at the time who later gave him his first big break with Hot Shoe Shuffle.
  • First job dancing was for Baz Luhrmann's Dance Hall cabaret at the Sydney Festival in 1989.
  • Wanted to be a research scientist, but dropped out of his university science course after six months to dance in Hot Shoe Shuffle.
  • Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Tony Manero in the West End stage version of Saturday Night Fever in 1999.
  • Had a tap-dancing solo in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
  • In 2006, originated the role of Fiyero in the UK version of Wicked.
  • Appeared in the Trevor Nunn-directed production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Old Vic in 2012.