Luke Ingham, Demi Soloist
Mt Gambier, Australia
Maryke Dance Academy,
Pierrot School of Ballet,
The Australian Ballet School
Don Quixote. The lead role Basilio, is a role that I would love to perform one day.
One defining moment…
Dancing the role of The Faun in Jerome Robbin's Afternoon of a Faun.
Luke Ingham was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia. He began dance classes at the age of 5 and was accepted into the Australian Ballet School in 2001. After joining the Australian Ballet in 2004, Luke received the Young and Emerging Arts Initiative Award from the Australia Council, which enabled him to attend classes with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and National Ballet of Canada. In 2007 Luke was the recipient of The Telstra People's Choice Award and in 2008 he was promoted to Soloist with the Australian Ballet. 2011 saw him accept a contract with the Houston Ballet where he is currently enjoying the next chapter in his dancing career.
Luke has performed in ballets by many acclaimed choreographers such as Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duarto and Stanton Welch. Luke enjoys dancing contemporary ballets but thrives on the pure classicism of traditional ballets. His repertoire highlights include Franz in Coppelia, Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, Lescaut in Manon, Afternoon of a Faun, Grand Pas Classique, Diana and Acteon and Suite En Blanc.