Willy Laury

Willy L.

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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher with 15+ years of professional experience in the dance industry. All ages welcome. Willy specializes in contemporary ballet, but also teaches an array of dance genres. He offers classical training for contemporary and ballroom dancers, and classical dancers contemporary training. A classical understanding of ballet technique is fundamental to Willy's approach of all dancers and their interests. His style is defined by his physicality of movement, including the expression and joy that dance brings. Willy's impressive career and global experiences inform his approach to movement. He is passionate about coaching young, hard working talents. Willy is known for honing in on a dancers unique potential through a positive and encouraging one on one experience. Each student will leave feeling inspired and fulfilled, physically and artistically.

About Willy L.

Willy is internationally recognized for his outstanding skills as a dancer and a performer. Willy has danced 7 years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the world's largest contemporary dance company, including other major companies such as Ballet X , Morphoses and Michael Clark. More recently, Willy was a guest artist with Incidence Choreographic of the Opéra National de Paris. While dancing and creating alongside many artistic directors such as Franco Dragone, he created many solo productions including Vidal Sassoon in London, Medley Academy in Paris, The Public Theater in NYC, and Danone Nation's Cup 2018 for their opening and closing ceremonies.

His passion for performance led him to discover the theater alongside Matthew Corzine in NYC with whom he did his acting training. This experience sparked a unique and creative perspective, mixing his personal heritage and passion for fashion with a multitude of cultures discovered during his career. Now film director, choreographer and performer, Willy is the artistic director of ACE Dance Concept. Through his work he speaks of hope, individuality without excuses, and the message of tolerance through cinematic movements as a universal language.

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Sacha
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Willy is an absolute amazing teacher, I loved my classes with him, he is kind and motivated me to surpass my self and I saw tremendous progress in my dance technique ,I recommend him to all my friends .
Amazing class

Posted Nov 11, 2020

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Experience

Artistic Director
Jan 2017 - Present

ACE Dance Concept

Guest Artist
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Incidence Choreographique - Opera de Paris

Dancer
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Ballet X

Dancer
Jan 2002 - Dec 2009

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Education

Dance
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002

The Juillard School

Dance
Jan 1998 - Dec 2000

SUNY Purchase College

Languages

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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