Luc Louis de Lairesse studied in Brussels, Monte Carlo, Paris (M.Besobrasova, A. Howard, D.Franck, R.Franchetti) and performed with the Royal Opera, De Munt/La Monnaie, Bejart Ballet, the Paris Opera, Balletti Carla Fracci, Ballets Monte-Carlo, Geneva Ballet and as a First Soloist with Ballet du Grand Theatre de Nancy, Hannover State Opera Ballet, Festival Aix, Ballet Theatre Français both in the classical repertoire and in many creations and revivals (Lazzini, G.Caciuleanu, P.Lacotte, A.Howard R. Hightower, J.Charat, Bejart, Balanchine, D.Bagouet, J.Taras, etc...).
In his first years, strongly influenced by Stanley Williams and Alan Howard, Luc was considered by his Paris Opera teacher, Daniel Franck to be a natural teacher. As such he taught his first classes in 1975 substituting for Mr. Franck’s Academy while still performing. As of 1978, he became a guest with leading ballet companies worldwide as for William Forsythe in Frankfurt, John Neumeier in Hamburg, Maurice Bejart’s Company, upon Lucia Chase’s invitation for American Ballet Theatre Rpertory company and later ABT; at Mary Day’s Washington Ballet, for Gert Reinholm Deutche Oper Berlin, for the Joffrey, upon Robert Lindgren’s request for three tears at NCDT/ NCSA, at the National Ballet of Canada; ENB, Sadler’s Welch Royal Ballet and Rambert in London, Maria de Avila at the Ballet Nacional in Madrid, Yvan Nagy in Ballet Municipal Santiago (Chile), Munich, Paris, Buenos Aires, Ballet Nacional de Cuba-La Havana, AterBalletto, Boston Ballet, the Harkness Dance Theatre & School, Chamber Ballet USA, PBT, Alvin Ailey School, Universities Miami, Milwaukee, N-S Carolina, Royal Ballet of Flanders & Wallonie as well as private sessions and coaching for N. Makarova, F. Bujones, J. Carreno, E. Terabust, C. Arbo, Arantxa Arguelles, J. Arozarena, Lorena Feijo, Ana Lobe, M-T Del Real, Y. Morishita, S. Jaffe, A.Goudonov, P. Savoye, Anne Marie De Angelo, Loipa Araujo, David Nixon, Yoko Ichino, M-T Del Real, etc.
The co-founder director of NYC based youth company “Ballettoday” his record includes many choreographies (incl. first prizes: Lausanne, Moscow, Jackson, Paris), and coordinating the ballet for the Riverside Dance Festival in New York for 6 years. As a guest ballet master he also developed a profound stylistic knowledge of the classical repertoire. With respect to the creators needs, he rehearsed works by G. Balanchine, W. Forsyth, G.Tetley, L. Childs, M. Petipa, A.Bournonville, amongst others.
He founded Dance Development Fund, Natalia Makarova, Hon. President) in a yearly collaboration with ballet legends Irina Kolpakova and Vladilen Semenov highlighting in Belgium, Italy, Spain and the USA, the DDF (and later Ballettoday) to promote dance and ballet in his country and abroad.
Luc has successfully organized festivals in Brussels, Vienna, Santa Fe (NM, USA). He launched Europe's first Aids Gala (Dance for your Life), PACT and has been a guest speaker at humanitarian events (incl. Yehudi Menuhin’s Foundation, @ the United Nations NYC, Tokyo, etc.)
For his special attention to the needs of the dancer today, Luc’s alternative way of teaching has made him a popular guest with both classical and contemporary dance companies and schools. He remains a most respected guest teacher in demand and has been a welcome guest with Bejart Ballet Lausanne, IBC. Barcelona, RAMBERT Dance Co & School, ENB school, Compania Nac. De Danza, Madrid, Royal Conservatoire Mariemma Madrid, etc.).
Especially concentrating on the development of the dancers through a unique Injury Prevention Program (MBAC) and preparing them for the present day demanding variety of choreography, he founded over one hundred courses and “Healing the dancer” events and the successful Menorca Summer Course amongst others.
He has also been a juror in several IBC competitions such as the IBC. Korea, and Barcelona. Luc is fluent in six languages; loves humans, nature, good humor and a fun & healthy life.