Lourd Vijay is a Guinness World Record holder and the Founder and Artistic Director of the Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio.
He has worked with Super stars like Jackie Chan, Nandita Das, Phurab Kohli, Mallika Sherawat, Sharmila Mandre, Raghu Mukherjee, Lekha Washington, Akshara Hasan, Varalakshmi Sharathkumar and directors like Stanley Tong, Raja Menon, Jacob, Arvind Adiga, Indrajit Lankesh, Sandeep Mohan and having worked on dance reality shows likeDance india Dance and Lux perfect bride, Guinness World Record – Abh India Thodega, and is the principle promoter of Latin Culture, music and dance in the Asian region.
Lourd has traveled to over 30 countries to train, perform and teach he brings in a high level of professionalism and has set many benchmarks in the entertainment industry. He has trained over a 1.5 lakh students and has worked with many corporates, schools, musicals, feature films and ad films and his company, LVDS has a presence in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
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.
- Guinness World Record holder for the maximum number of Swing Dance flips in a minute.
- Life Time Achievement Award at India Fiesta Latin 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 the Asia-Pacific Salsa Open Championships 2011
- Judge to the Colombia Salsa Championship.
- Official Latin dance & lifts and tricks trainer for reality showsDance India Dance.
- Tedx speaker
- Stood 10th at the “most Popular Entrepreneur of the year 2009” amongst 180 nominees from across the country.
- 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
Accolades won by the team & Students of LVDS
- The LVDS Junior team recently won2 golds, 1 silver & 1 Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2016 in The Channel Islands, Jersey.
- The LVDS Junior team recently wona Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2015 in Bucharest, Romania
- The LVDS Junior team made the country proud by winning 4 Silver medals at the Dance World Cup 2014 in Algarve, Portugal
- The LVDS Junior team also won theSilver medal and the Bronze medal at the Dance World Cup 2013 in Brighton, England
- STARS of Reality television show “India’s Got Talent” & “Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega”.
- The team of LVDS won the qualifiers to represent India the World Latin Dance Cup in Miami this December.
- Winners of the Australian Salsa Classic & the European Open Salsa masters
- Performances and workshops at NY, Egypt, Israel, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Colombo, Taiwan, Kathmandu, Muscat and Dubai (LVDS Team).
- Certificate of Appreciation by the Young Presidents Organization and the Hong Kong salsa festival (2006/2008).
- Participated, performed and taught at the Vancouver Salsa Congress, UK Salsa Congress, Dubai Salsa Congress, Singapore Salsa festival, Paris Afro Mambo festival, Yambu Salsa Festival, Hong Kong salsa Festival, the Australian salsa Classic and a lot more.
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 organised 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 (2002-2010): Dance festival for Kids
- Dawn 2 Dusk (2002-2010): Month long Dance festival on different world dances.
- 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