Luca "Lazylegz Patuelli

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

Breakdancing Sensation | Motivational Speaker

“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.

Taking the Bad & Making It Good

Luca ‘’Lazylegz’’ Patuelli says he uses his crutches just like we use shoes; “They are an accessory and not a necessity.

Luca “Lazylegz” offers a highly energetic, interactive, and an inspirational performance where he shares his story of his own story of success and failures, determination and optimism. He will also “burn-up” the dance floor with his unique style and invites participants on stage to dance with him. He believes that everyone can be an inspiration to him, since we all learn from one another, and “it’s about taking the bad and making it good.”

Reaching over 100,000 audience members of all ages and all abilities around the world. As Matt Lauer (NBC’s Today Show) said, “Luca is the perfect example of motivation and determination overcoming all!” Luca promises to inspire and entertain you with his positive attitude and charismatic motives.