Les Twins – Lil‘ Beast & Ca Blaze
Professionally known as Les Twins, identical twin brothers Laurent Nicolas and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois (born December 6, 1988) are French dancers, choreographers, producers, and models and designers and creative directors of their brand „Eleven Paris“. Additionally, Larry Nicolas sings and Laurent Nicolas raps, and together they have released two songs. Often referred to by their respective nicknames, „Lil Beast“ and „Ca Blaze“, they are recognized internationally for their talents in new style hip-hop dancing, and various dancing styles.
Born and raised in Sarcelles, France, the self-taught dance duo became the darlings of the French audience in 2008 as finalists on the popular television show Incroyable Talent. They quickly rose to prominence in the United States after a video of their performance on the San Diego leg of the 2010 World of Dance tour went viral on YouTube, with over 37 million views as of 5 July 2017. In 2011, they won the hip-hop new style division of the prestigious international street dance competition Juste Debout. In 2017, they won the American reality competition series World of Dance, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez.The series featured solo acts and larger groups, competing for a grand prize of US $1 million.
Les Twins have been featured dancers for various music artists, including Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor, and Missy Elliott. Standing at 6’4″ (193 cm) tall, the brothers have modeled for French haute couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and appeared in many high-profile, commercial advertising campaigns, such as YSL, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Jay-Z’s „Rocawear“, Givenchy, and Beats by Dre. They have also walked for many shows before becoming celebrities. They also signed with The Jordan Family.
In addition to teaching their original choreography in workshops around the globe, they are also the founding members of the successful dance team Criminalz Crew and founding members of „Eleven Paris“.