Luca Abdel-Nour

2003, FR/EG


Luca was born 2003 in Cairo (EG). He loves to dance from a very young age and he also watches frequently some dance shows and dance competitions on TV with his parents. In the Egyptian culture a boy is supposed to play football or handball, but not to dance. This situation let become Luca an outsider very quickly. But this doesn’t mean he won’t chase his goal. At the advanced age of 13 he discovers his love for ballet. After an extensive search he finds the right place in Cairo at the studio of Anja Ahcin and Ahmed Yehia (both Principal dancers at the Cairo Opera).

A video of the «Prix de Lausanne», with 2 magnificent students from the Tanz Akademie Zürich, quickens and incites him. He starts dreaming of studying at taZ. Luca follows his heart and comes to Switzerland in 2018 after some first experiences at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest.

Luca Abdel-Nour was granted a scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation for the 2nd school year (2019/2020) of his advanced studies as a ballet dancer at Tanz Akademie Zürich.

In 2021 Luca Abdel-Nour participates at the «Prix de Lausanne» that had inspired himself in becoming a dancer in the first place. His talent, his hard training and his persistence support him by making it to the finals. Luca gets awarded with 3 prizes: the scholarship «Bourse Jeune Espoir», the award «Best Swiss Candidate» and the «Audience Favourite» award. What a promising start for this young dancers career!