Luke Ingham (© Chris Hardy)
Mount Gambier, South Australia
Joined as a Soloist in 2012. Promoted to Principal Dancer in 2014.
From Mount Gambier, South Australia, Luke Ingham trained at the Australian Ballet School and performed with The Australian Ballet from 2004–10. In 2008 he was promoted to soloist. Ingham danced with Houston Ballet for the 2011–12 season and joined San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 2012, promoted to Principal Dancer in 2014.
Before joining the Company, Ingham’s career highlights included the role of Franz in Van Praagh’s Coppélia, Lescaut in McMillan’s Manon, the Prince in Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, and Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun. He has performed works by a wide range of choreographers, including Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Stanton Welch, and Christopher Wheeldon.
At San Francisco Ballet, Ingham has danced soloist and principal roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Snow) and Criss-Cross (Schoenberg–Handel movement principal), Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (The Stranger), Cranko’s Onegin (Onegin), Liang’s Symphonic Dances, Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring (principal), Robbins’ In the Night (third pas de deux), Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands (German), and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Prince Gillaume) and Within the Golden Hour.
As a guest artist, Ingham performed with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company for the 2010 winter season in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and at Stanford University, California, and in Ottawa, Canada.