The Story Behind Beyoncé’s Twin Backup Dancers

Les Twins are a hit all in their own right.

1. Laurent and Larry Bourgeois are identical twin brothers from France.

From a Guadeloupean family, they are self-taught dancers. They gained popularity by appearing on the French reality show Incroyable Talent in 2008 and got even bigger because of a performance at the World of Dance San Diego in 2012.

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2. You’ve seen them in Beyoncé’s “Run the World” video.

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3. “When you watch her in life, dance or practice, in the studio, she does it every time, 100%,” Laurent says of Beyoncé.

Here’s a full interview with Laurent where he explains that he would not touch her butt out of respect for her marriage to Jay-Z.

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4. They also do a fair amount of modeling. Everything from Foot Locker…

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5. …to Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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6. They have also danced with models like Karlie Kloss.

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7. They’ll even teach you how to do their smooth moves.

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8. They’ll be featured prominently in the upcoming Mrs. Carter Show tour.

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9. Les Twins previously performed with Beyoncé at the Revel Presents: Beyoncé show in Atlantic City.

They’ve also performed with Missy Elliott and toured with Cirque du Soleil ‘s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.

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12. Bey better be worried. The twins basically stole her “Life Is But a Dream” documentary from her.

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