Who is Lucas Triana?
Lucas Triana is an American dancer, who rose to fame after he appeared on the reality dance show, ‘Dance Moms: Miami.’ He appeared on the show as one of the members of the team, ‘Stars Dance Studio.’ Lucas was a part of the series for three back-to-back seasons. The popularity and fame he gained post the dance reality show brought him a couple of commercials and music videos. He has earned quite a lot of popularity for his remarkable skills and performances. Lucas can pull off almost all western dance forms but contemporary is his forte.
Rise to Stardom
Lucas was passionate about dancing from the very beginning. He started his dance training at the age of three. It was quite natural for him to get into dancing as his mother is a prolific dancer. For two consecutive years, Lucas perfected his basics in western dances. After that, he took a brief break of three years. Lucas resumed dancing when he turned eight. A year later, he performed a dance at the ‘Nexstar Nationals.’ He won his first title of top eight. The year 2012 was a watershed one for him as he appeared on the dance reality show spinoff, ‘Dance Moms: Miami.’ He emerged as one of the star performers on the show.
Post the show, Lucas featured on the music video of the track, ‘I'm Not Perfect’ by Lori Martini. His fellow dancers, Kimmy, Hannah, and Sammy too appeared on the video. Lucas was supposed to continue on the show but unfortunately, the show got canceled. He then joined the original one of the spinoff, ‘Dance Moms’ in its third season, as a cameo and continued till the fifth one. Lucas was one of the members of the team, ‘Candy Apple's Dance Center.’ Lucas earned his first nomination under the category of ‘Favorite Dancer 17 and Under’ for the ‘Industry Dance Awards.’ Lucas also won ‘Regional JUMP Mini Male VIP’ and ‘Regional NUVO Mini Male Breakout Artist of the year’ titles.
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Life After Dance Moms: Miami
The year 2013 turned out to his best so far as he saw his popularity rising. From reality shows to music videos to numerous titles, all happened back-to-back in the same year. Lucas also got his first commercial in the same year.
In 2014, he was the runners-up in the ‘Regional NYCDA Junior Male Outstanding Dancer.’ Lucas made a cameo appearance in the music video of the track, ‘Twilight’ sung by Cover Drive.
Training & Association
Lucas has been mentored by many established choreographers, such as Angel Armas and Blake McGrath, but he has had his closest and longest association with Victor Smalley, who is also the co-owner of ‘Stars Dance Studio’ in Miami. They are more of brothers than a teacher and student. They are often referred to as twins. Lucas is the only member of ‘Dance Moms’ to feature in both, the spin-off and the original one. He is also the only ‘Dance Mom’ member to have performed most on the show, and his performances were the ‘Performances of the Day.’
Lucas Triana was born on March 5, 2002, in Florida, USA. He is the firstborn of Oscar and Bridgette. His mother is a renowned dancer and has regularly appeared on ‘Dance Moms.’ Lucas has two younger brothers: Lex and Logan. They all love spending time with their mother and have fun at the Miami Beach.
Lucas has been home-schooled. He later attended the Southwood Performing Arts School where he had earlier performed at the 2013 ‘Winter Showcase.’ His brother Lex wishes to follow his footsteps. Lucas’ younger brother, Logan, wants to make a career in basketball.
Lucas is trained in many western dance forms but his favorite ones are lyrical and contemporary. His favorite dance move is tilt and he is a pro at doing it.
His favorite subjects are math and science. He wanted to become an actor before he became a celebrity dancer. He is not only a supremely talented dancer but also a trained swimmer and skateboarder. Lucas is obsessed with racing bikes. Lucas has been struggling with a kidney ailment, ‘Nephrotic Syndrome.’