Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:20pm
Location: 
Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event Type: 
Week Without Walls

“No excuses, no limits.” That’s the philosophy behind everything that Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli lives by every day. Born with arthrogryposis, a rare muscle disorder that limits motion in the joints, Luca has never let his condition slow him down. Discovering his passion for breakdancing at the age of 15, Luca created the “ILL-Abilities” crew, a group of dancers who all overcome physical limitations. Interspersing his energetic talks with his unique and unforgettable dance moves, Luca inspires all audiences to get up off their feet and live their dreams.

Luca has competed in some of the world’s biggest dancing events and has been featured on many international programs and networks, including The Ellen Show, America’s Got Talent, Much Music, MBC Korea, CBC, TF1, NBC’s Today Show and much more. He was also featured on hit television show So You Think You Can Dance Canada, where he made it through to the third round of finals week, making history as the first dancer with a disability making it that far in the program. In 2010, Luca headlined and co-directed the “One Inspires All” dance segment at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Opening Ceremonies.