Lauriane (aka Loryane) Ogay discovered the hip-hop culture being
teenager in Switzerland. She right away researched
information on where she could dance and be part of
Eager to get better and learn more, she went from
school to school, to finaly find the real underground
Hip-Hop establishement she was looking for; "First
Move" School. This is when the performances and
competition (Battle) started. She has been able and
lucky to meet the right persons who were able to
open those doors and show this world to her.
Simultaneously she has been travelling to different
countries as France, Portugal, Spain, Austria,
Belgium to participate in events, parties and
workshops. Knowing where the culture was coming
New York came up on her travel journey in 2008 and
this was the trigger associated to her passion for
the Hip-Hop and House culture. Classes (Tony
McGregor, Sekou,, Caleaf) and parties were on the
planning, everything that could immerse her in that
culture. 2010 was her second trip to New York and
Canada for an international competition.
During her time in Switzerland, Lauriane was member
of the association "Reprezent Yourself" and GoNuts
in Lausanne, organising Hip-Hop events and parties in
order to promote that culture in her country.
In 2012, Lauriane left Switzerland on her own to travel
some more, Cuba, Madagascar, Canada, USA.
She spent 6 month in USA, to then, officially move to
Since then, she is fully involved in this culture and is
part of DFF (Dance Fusion Family), ATF
Collective (all About The Feeling) and Passion Fruit
Dance Company. Training, teaching and
performing when the opportunities come, are part of
Lauriane’s other passion lies behind the lens. As a
photographer she has worked with/for LayeRhythm,
Negusworld, Dancing in the streets, Still 1 a.ka Loreto
Jamling, Building Shop NYC. She as well works
as a freelancer and organizes her own photoshoots.