Ben Vereen: Luigi, New York’s Jazz Dance Legend

October 12, 2011 1:30 PM video

Eugene Louis Faccuito, better known as Luigi, is a legend. For decades he’s taught jazz movement to celebrities, dance professionals and curious amateurs alike at Luigi’s Jazz Centre. Every morning Luigi’s is getting it on!

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A profile of Luigi for PM Magazine, broadcast from the late 1970s to 1980s.


Ben Vereen is an actor, singer, and dancer who has performed on Broadway in “Pippin” and “Wicked,” among others, and on film in “All That Jazz” and “Funny Lady.”


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  • Liz Piccoli

    This is such a moving piece…I’m so proud of the impact Luigi has had on the dance world as well as my own life.

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