Les Twins have signature moves that make them the world’s most amazing dancers

Photograph of Laurent and Larry Bourgeois aka Les Twins.
Portrait of Laurent and Larry Bourgeois by Shawn Welling / Wikimedia Commons.

Les Twins is Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, a pair of identical twins. They stand a striking 6’4″ in height and became known for their amazing dance moves.

Their expert sense of interaction, comedic timing, and flow will catch you by surprise. They integrate dance moves that mimic slow motion, rewind, fast forward, impossible physics and more.

The pair were born in 1988 in Sarcelles, France. They started performing when they were 12 years old and are completely self-taught. Their nicknames are “Lil Beast” and “Ca Blaze.”

They made their first professional appearance in 2008 on the French television show “Incroyable Talent.” The pair are masterful choreographers and have also worked as models, actors, producers and designers.

The brothers are also entrepreneurs and are the creative directors for their brand “Eleven Paris.”

What inspired the twin’s signature moves?

Laurent and Larry shared that they drew inspiration for their dancing skills from artists like Jim Carey, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson. They’ve honed their moves with help from their coach Abibou “Playmo” Kébe In addition, the pair credit their siblings, who also are dancers.

Les Twins iconic rise to fame

The pair achieved international stardom in 2010 when their performance at “World of Dance” in San Diego went viral on YouTube. Their routine was seen more than 46 million times.


They were invited to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on November 9, 2010. This appearance helped to further spread the recognition and awareness of their unique dancing and choreography.

In 2011, they were the champions at “Juste Debout,” a prestigious street dance competition featuring artists from around the world.

In 2013, Les Twins returned to the World of Dance competition. The pair showed off a fresh set of signature moves. Their performance helped to solidify their fame further. In addition, their appearance positioned them as a global brand for new style hip-hop dancing excellence.

The twins were invited to compete again in Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance” in 2017. They handily won this reality dance competition and earned the $1 million grand prize.

Additional Les Twins appearances

The team has appeared in music videos and live performances with artists including Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor, and Missy Elliott.

Where to learn more

For more from the twins, check out their official channel on YouTube and follow them on Instagram.