Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Luigi Facciuto, Liza Minnelli's Dance Teacher to Broadway Stars, Dies at 90

“Luigi is now teaching the angels to dance.”
That’s how Francis J. Roach‎ of Luigi's Jazz Centre announced the passing of Louis “Luigi” Facciuto, 90, a master dance teacher who counted Susan StromanLiza Minnelli, and several members of the original cast of A Chorus Line, including Donna McKechnie and Kelly Bishop, among his many students over a six-decade career.
On his Facebook page, Roach wrote, “Late last fall, our beloved maestro unexpectedly required emergency surgery. The outpouring of love and support that he received at that time was greatly appreciated, and still is. After much loving care he was able to return to his home in New York City for over a month, where he passed away today.”
Though Facciuto did not have a Broadway career, he danced in several classic MGM musical films, including "Singin’ in the Rain," "An American in Paris" and "On the Town."

Roach said Facciuto will be buried in his hometown of Steubenville, OH, and that a memorial celebration of his life and legacy will be announced in the near future.
Luigi Facciuto, Dance Teacher to Broadway Stars, Dies at 90
By Robert Viagas
08 Apr 2015

Liza and her friend & dance teacher Luigi.

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