Luam Keflezgy
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Although Luam Keflezgy has acquired fame in the world of dance as a choreographer, she was not always on the dance path. Born and raised in Eritrea, East Africa, Luam grew up in a traditional family that believed in formal education over the arts. She left her home country for the United States to pursue a career in medicine. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Biological Bases of Behaviour and double minored in Psychology and African American Studies. It was not until she was in college that she began her journey into dance with African Rhythms Dance Company and Ballet Shango in Philadelphia before moving to New York.
While working at AOL Time Warner’s Time Inc. in the Advanced Technology Group, she continued training at Broadway Dance Centre and Djoniba Dance Centre studying Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, West African, Cuban, Modern & Haitian. Meanwhile she continued at Time Inc, working on creative technology projects with Fortune, People, Entertainment Weekly, as well as their Intranet & Advanced Communications Group. Her passion for dance always incorporated teaching and choreography & she began teaching at Djoniba Dance Centre & NY Sports Club in 2000 and later Broadway Dance Centre. Suddenly in 2002, she left her career in technology and plans for medicine behind to pursue dance full time. Now free to aggressively pursue her dreams in dance/choreography, she continued teaching and training, while her work became more and more visible not only in the artist community, but all over the world.  Though her choreography has brought her to artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears, Dawn Richards, Kanye, John Legend, and more, she has obtained cult popularity among the dance community all over the world with her teachings and passion for spreading inspiration. Luam also works with international platinum selling artists; from China to Indonesia she has choreographed and co-artistic directed arena world tours with sell-out audiences of over 50K for icons in foreign countries. She recently starred in and choreographed the first film music video in the history of China with acclaimed director Andrew Lau and their top selling female artist Chris Lee. You can see Luam on Beyonce’s documentary special Year of 4 and she was also named Most Stylish New Yorker by Time Out NY magazine. Luam has been nominated twice for Best Choreography by Dance Track Magazine for her work in commercials and music videos. Most recently, she has received rave reviews for her latest stint as Show Director and Choreographer for Alicia Keys world tour “Set The World On Fire“. And has also been kept busy by artists, commercials, & television shows such as Kelly Rowland, Carly Rae Jepsen, Icona Pop, Janelle Monae, Calvin Klein, Macy’s & America’s Got Talent.
 

Luam Keflezgy – Choreographer – The Lab TV