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Dance teacher and dancer
Luca Patuelli Dance teacher and dancer
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“Adapt, stay positive, and learn to do things your own way.”
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli has lived by this motto his whole life. Luca was born with Arthrogryposis, a neuromuscular disorder affecting the bones and joints of the body. Despite facing physical challenges, Luca learned at an early age about the power of adapting positively to any situation. His commitment and willpower led Lazylegz to develop his career as a professional dancer by competing and performing internationally and gave him opportunities to appear on both Canadian and American media, including appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Tout le Monde en Parle, and America’s Got Talent. Lazylegz has toured the world, performing and inspiring in over 28 countries. He has also created ILL-Abilities, an international Bboy crew comprised of some of the world’s best differently-abled dancers. Whether through his dancing, his choreography or his entrepreneurial character, Luca has become a leader for both dancers and people of all abilities. As a loving husband to wife Mélissa Emblin and devoted father to daughter Aura Isabella, he is committed to helping his daughter grow up in a society where people of all abilities can come together and share their passions despite their differences.