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 2004–2010. In 2008 he was promoted to soloist. Ingham danced with Houston Ballet for the 2011–2012 season and joined San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 2012. He was promoted to principal dancer in 2014.
At San Francisco Ballet, Ingham has danced principal and soloist roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Albrecht), Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince and King of the Snow), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Caprice, and Criss-Cross (Schoenberg–Handel movement principal); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Espada); Balanchine’s Agon (pas de deux), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (4th movement), and Serenade (Dark Angel); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (The Stranger); Cranko’s Onegin (Onegin); Liang’s Symphonic Dances; van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples; Possokhov’s Firebird (Prince), The Rite of Spring (principal), and Swimmer (Nighthawks pas de deux); 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 (Green), Glass Pieces (pas de deux), and In the Night (3rd pas de deux); Scarlett’s Hummingbird; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Prince Gillaume), Ghosts, and Within the Golden Hour.
Elsewhere, Ingham’s career highlights included Van Praagh’s Coppélia (Franz), MacMillan’s Manon (Lescaut), Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Prince), and Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun. He has performed works by a wide range of choreographers, including Nacho Duato, Michel Fokine, Jirí Kylián, Serge Lifar, Wayne McGregor, and Stanton Welch.
Ingham danced the role of 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 in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and at Stanford University, California, and in Ottawa, Canada.