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Principals

Luke Ingham

Luke Ingham

Biography

  • 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 Guillaume). He created roles in Dawson’s Anima Animus (featured), McIntyre’s PresentcePeck’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.

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.