jac-louis

Born and raised in South Africa, Jac-Louis has been captivated by dance since the age of 8.  He credits his older sister for sparking his interest in dance, but never thought it would become his life passion. He initially pursued sports and he excelled particularly in Rugby, Cricket and Gymnastics.  And at the age of 12, he was awarded South Africa's National Colors, a merit given only to the country's top athletes. But he continued to nurture his love for dance.  He started competing in dance competitions all over South Africa and Europe.  And in 2007, he earned himself the prestigious title, World Freestyle Disco Champion from the International Dance Organization. The real turning point came, while studying Drama at the University of Pretoria.  He competed in Dans! Dans! Dans! a popular dance reality TV show, and finished as one of the top 4 finalists.  His fun, energetic personality on the show and his natural abilities as a dancer drew a tremendous amount of attention from dance agencies from all over the world – including Bloc NYC in New York City. Taking a big leap of faith, he moved to New York City to pursue his dream of being a dancer.  Since then, he trained extensively at Broadway Dance Center & Steps on Broadway in Jazz-Funk, Broadway and Contemporary with some of the most acclaimed Choreographers in the industry: Rhapsody James, Sheryl Murakami, Brice Mousset, Luam, Jermaine Browne, Calen Kurka, Derek Mitchell, Wes Weldink, Julie Bour and more. Soon, he was choreographing and touring worldwide with #1 Billboard Dance Recording Artist Nadia Ali and Sylvia Tosun, appearing on Madonna's newest track, "Give Me All Your Lovin'", Jason Derulo's AT&T flash mob in Times Square, Tommy Hilfiger's 2011 New York Fashion Week event and becoming one of the resident dancers on popular FOX reality show America's Got Talent.

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