Jacqueline Lemieux Prize
Photo: Jerick Colantes
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli
Since he was 15 years old, Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli (Montréal, Quebec) has been developing a unique dance style incorporating his crutches and the strength in his arms. Over the years, he has garnered worldwide recognition. Luca is the founder and creator of ILL-Abilities™ Crew, an international crew comprised of some of the world’s best “ILL-Abled” dancers. Luca has been recognized as the Canadian Ambassador for Dance and received a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for his outreach programs. Luca believes dance is for everyone: ‘No excuses, no limits’ is his motto!
What is this prize?
The Jacqueline Lemieux Prize recognizes the work of an established dance professional who has made an outstanding contribution to dance in Canada.
How to qualify
You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.
Who created this prize?
This prize, which was established in 1980, is given in memory of Jacqueline Lemieux's profound contribution to the development of Canadian dance. Co-founded with her husband, Lawrence Gradus, of the Montreal dance company Entre-Six and of Québec Été Danse, a summer school in Lennoxville, Jacqueline Lemieux was a teacher, administrator and member of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Advisory Panel.
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