- Mount Gambier, South Australia
- 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), 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 McIntyre’s Presentce, Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings (The Hero), 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 (Schoenberg–Handel movement principal); Balanchine’s Agon (pas de deux), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (4th movement), Serenade (Dark Angel), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I), and Finale from Theme and Variations; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (The Stranger); Liang’s Symphonic Dances; van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples; Pita’s Salome (John); Possokhov’s Firebird (Prince), Fusion, Magrittomania (principal couple), The Rite of Spring (principal), and Swimmer (Nighthawks pas de deux and Humbert); Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands (German), Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1), and Souvenir d’un lieu cher; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering (Purple and Green), Glass Pieces (pas de deux), 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 as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. As a guest artist, he performed with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company for the 2010 winter season.
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.