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LUKE INGHAM

PRINCIPAL DANCER
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
BORN
Mount Gambier, South Australia
TRAINING
The Australian Ballet School
COMPANY MEMBERSHIP
Joined the Company as a soloist in 2012
Promoted to principal dancer in 2014

Luke Ingham has danced major roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Albrecht), Nutcracker (King of the Snow and Grand Pas de Deux Prince), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), The Sleeping Beauty  (Prince Desiré), and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Espada); Cranko’s Onegin (Onegin); Scarlett’s Frankenstein (The Creature); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Prince Gillaume). He created roles in Dawson’s Anima Animus (featured), McIntyre’s Presentce, Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (principal couples) and In the Countenance of Kings (The Hero), Pita’s Björk Ballet, Possokhov’s Optimistic Tragedy (Captain), and Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries (principal).

His repertory includes principal or soloist roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Criss-Cross; Balanchine’s Agon (pas de deux), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Serenade (Waltz couple and Dark Angel), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I), and Finale from Theme and Variations; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples; Peck’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (principal couple); Pita’s Salome (John); Possokhov’s Firebird (Prince), Fusion, Magrittomania (principal couple), The Rite of Spring, and Swimmer (Nighthawks and Humbert); Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands, Shostakovich Trilogy, and Souvenir d’un lieu cher; Robbins’ The Cage (2nd Intruder), Dances at a Gathering (Purple and Green), Glass Pieces, and In the Night (3rd pas de deux); Scarlett’s Hummingbird; Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine; and Wheeldon’s Pas de Deux from After the Rain, Continuum, Ghosts, Rush, and Within the Golden Hour.

Luke danced Tybalt in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance). He performed with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company for the 2010 winter season.