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Lourd Vijay is a Guinness World Record holder and the Founder and Artistic

Director of Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio. He has worked with a lot of superstars and

celebrities, the likes of Jackie Chan, Nandita Das, Phurab Kohli, Mallika Sherawat,

Sharmila Mandre, Raghu Mukherjee, Lekha Washington, Akshara Hasan,

Varalakshmi Sharathkumar, and directors, producers, and writers, such as Stanley

Tong, Raja Menon, Jacob, Aravind Adiga, Indrajit Lankesh, Sandeep Mohan. He has

also worked on dance reality shows like Dance India Dance and Lux Perfect Bride,

Guinness World Record – Ab India Todega, etc.

Lourd has had extensive training in Salsa (LA and Cuban Style), Bachata, Cha-cha,

Zouk, Afro-Cuban Funk, Freestyle Jive, Acro-Duo, Lifts, and tricks. He is one of the

principal promoters of Latin culture, music, and dance in the entire Asian region.

Lourd has traveled to more than 30 countries to train, perform and teach dance. He brings a high level of professionalism to dance and has set many benchmarks in the creative & entertainment industry. He has trained over 1.5 lakh students and has worked with many corporates, schools, and other enterprises. He has worked on a lot of creative projects including musicals, feature films, and ad films. His company LVDS - Lourd Vijay's Dance Studio, has a major presence in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai.

Some of his achievements are;

  • Guinness World Record holder for the maximum number of Swing dance flips in a minute

  • Life Time Achievement Award at India Fiesta Latina for contributions made to the Latin dance world

  • Ambassador of the Hong Kong Salsa Festival

  • Judge of the Asian Open Salsa Championship 2008, 2009 & 2010

  • Head Judge of Asia-Pacific Salsa Open Championships 2011

  • Judge of the Colombia Salsa Championship

  • Official Latin dance trainer, and lifts & tricks trainer for Dance India Dance

  • TEDx speaker 

  • Stood 10th at the 'Most Popular Entrepreneur of the Year 2009'

  • Ambassador of India to South Africa as part of Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange Program

  • Revolutionized Indian-western dance over and over again in India – most notably, by introducing Salsa in 1997.

Movies: Bus Yun Hi | Mango soufflé | The Jackie Chan starrer ‘the Myth’ | Jugarri | Savari 2

Ad films: Hitachi Logicool ACs | Videocon |Apollo DKV Life Insurance | Fa Deodorants | Mysore Sandal Soap


Festivals and Dance competitions organized by Lourd Vijay

  • The India International Salsa Congress (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

  • Spirit of Dance – summer festival for kids (2012-2016)

  • The Chennai Salsa Festival (2007, 2008, 2009. 2010)

  • The Delhi Salsa Festival (2007)

  • The Goa Salsa Festival (2009, 2011)

  • Born to Dance - dance festival for Kids (2002-2010)

  • Dawn 2 Dusk - month-long dance festival on different world dances (2002-2010)

  • Dance-a-thon: Winter Dance Carnival

  • ESPN World Salsa Championships Qualifier - the only qualifying round in India for the World Salsa Championships

  • All India Salsa Championship (2006- 2010)

  • Sals-a-thon: Bangalore’s Hottest Amateur Salsa Competition

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