Illan discovered Tribal Dance when he was 11, while watching videos of Rachel Brice. He took Tribal dancing lessons for two years with a member of Nejma Company.
In March 2007, he participated in a regional contest and obtained the first place, unanimously and with congratulations from the jury, leading him to the final in May 2007, where he gained the first place in his category. Then onwards, he took workshops to improve his dance (Sharon Kihara, Rachel Brice, Anasma, Mardi Love…); and entered the Louis Liard high school in Falaise in 2008, where he chose dance as a primary option. In his time at school, he encountered a great number of choreographers in African & Contemporary dances, and ballet (Dominique Duszynski, Jean Marc Piquemal ,Jean guizerix, Dominique Jegou…).
Illan has now become a self-taught dancer, who finds his inspiration in details from the everyday life, eager to discover always more to keep on growing. Different styles and atmospheres form his dance.