Luis was born and raised in Chicago and began his dance training with various studios throughout the city before attending the dance program at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp with an emphasis in modern technique. His passion for dance grew as he went on to earn his BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received additional training at summer intensives with Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, as well as attending Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH project.
Vazquez began his professional career when he joined Thodos Dance Chicago for two seasons, where he performed works by Melissa Thodos, Ann Reinking, Brian Enos, Shannon Alvis, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Garfield Lemonius. He then joined Chicago Repertory Ballet, where he performed works by Wade Schaaf, Tenley Dickey, and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. He made his debut as a professional choreographer when his piece, Siren, premiered at the 2017 Thodos New Dances concert. Vazquez was then selected as one of four winners of the Joffrey Ballet’s Winning Works choreographic competition. Luis is thrilled to continue his journey with Visceral Dance Chicago.