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Principals

Luke Ingham

Luke Ingham

Biography

  • Born

    Mount Gambier, South Australia

  • Training

    The Australian Ballet School

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 2012
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2014

  • Other Companies

    The Australian Ballet
    Houston Ballet

Tomasson

Caprice (Principal)

Criss-Cross (Schoenberg–Handel movement principal)

Don Quixote (Espada)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Albrecht)

Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince, King of the Snow, and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)

Romeo & Juliet (Romeo and Tybalt)

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré)

Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)

 

Balanchine

Agon (Principal)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (4th movement principal)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus and Demetrius)

Serenade (Waltz couple and Dark Angel)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I)

Theme and Variations (Principal in Finale)

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (The Stranger in “Lady from the Sea”)

 

Cranko

Onegin (Onegin)

 

Dawson

Anima Animus (originated)

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Principal Man)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean (Principal)

Symphonic Dances

 

van Manen

Variations for Two Couples

 

Marston

Snowblind (originated role of Ethan Frome)

 

McIntyre

The Big Hunger (originated) (Principal)

Presentce (originated)

 

Morris

Sandpaper Ballet (Pas de deux)

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Edvard/The Prince)

 

Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

In the Countenance of Kings (originated role of The Hero)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Principal couple)

 

Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (John)

 

Possokhov

Firebird (Prince)

Fusion (Principal)

Magrittomania (Principal couple)

Optimistic Tragedy (originated role of Captain)

The Rite of Spring (Principal)

Swimmer (Humbert and Nighthawks pas de deux)

“… two united in a single soul…” (originated)

 

Ratmansky

From Foreign Lands (German)

Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

Souvenir d’un lieu cher

 

Robbins

The Cage (2nd Intruder)

Dances at a Gathering (Purple and Green)

Glass Pieces (Pas de deux)

In the Night (3rd pas de deux)

 

Scarlett

Die Toteninsel

Fearful Symmetries (originated)

Frankenstein (The Creature)

Hummingbird

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine

 

Wheeldon

After the Rain (Pas de deux)

Cinderella (Prince Guillaume)

Continuum

Ghosts (Principal)

Rush (2nd movement pas de deux)

There Where She Loved (Pas de deux)

Within the Golden Hour (Principal)

Balanchine

Ballet Imperial (Pas de trois)

Symphony in C

 

Duato

Por Vos Muero

 

Fokine

Les Syphides (Poet)

 

Gaisina

Giselle (Hilarion)

 

Gsovsky

Grand Pas Classique (Pas de deux)

 

Kylian

Forgotten Land

Stepping Stones

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Pas de trois)

 

MacMillan

Manon (Lescaut)

Song of the Earth

 

McGregor

Dyad 1929

 

Nureyev

Don Quixote (Pas de deux)

 

Ratmansky

Scuola de Ballo

 

Robbins

Afternoon of a Faun

In The Night (3rd pas de deux)

 

Stevenson

The Nutcracker (Prince)

 

Vaganova

Diana and Acteon (Pas de deux)

 

Van Praagh

Coppelia (Franz)

 

Welch

Indigo 

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince)

 

Wheeldon

After the Rain 

Continuum 

  • Danced the role of Tybalt in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
  • Performed Wheeldon’s Continuum as a guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Ottawa, Ontario, and at Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 2010. 
 

Q&A

What’s your biggest challenge as a dancer? Why?

Convincing people that this is my full-time job and that I get paid to do it.

What is your perfect day?

Wednesday! I love that it’s spelled nothing like it’s pronounced.

I love San Francisco because…

There are so many great parks, beautiful coastal areas, awesome restaurants, and interesting places to catch Pokémon.