… where he performed corps-de-ballet and soloist roles in choreographies including Rubies by George Balanchine, Rossini Cards and Cantata by Mauro Bigonzetti, Sarabande by Benjamin Millepied, Second Detail by William Forsythe, Coppélia by Roland Petit, M/C and Carmen by Cayetano Soto, and Sleepers Chamber and Leonce und Lena by Christian Spuck. Luke assisted with role creations in several works by Ballett Dortmund’s artistic director, Xin Peng Wang, and was intermittently employed as rehearsal director at the Ballett Dortmund. Luke’s own choreographies have been performed by the Ballett Dortmund and the Ballett im Revier.
Luke was part of a small team responsible for audience engagement programming at the 2014 festival temps d’images, hosted by the Tanzhaus NRW. He has also contributed journalistic articles to dance, arts and lifestyle publications including Dance Australia, Dance Europe, TANZweb, Time Out Melbourne and DAPPER DAN. In 2015 Luke participated in the Aerowaves Europe Springback Academy mentorship programme for dance journalists, where he was one of ten writers selected from approximately 100 Europe-based applicants.
Luke completed his MA Dance Studies in 2015 at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Cologne, Germany, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, Clayton, Australia. He has presented research papers at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology in Bielefeld, Germany, and the World Dance Alliance Americas General Assembly at the UDLAP, Puebla, Mexico. Published research papers appear in the World Dance Alliance’s 2016 Journal for Emerging Dance Scholarship and a forthcoming German Dance Archives Cologne publication.
Luke has been elected a member of the Research and Documentation Network for the World Dance Alliance Americas’ 2017 Global Assembly to take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. His second appointment is through the Global World Dance Alliance to serve on the Reviewer Advisory Board of the 2017 Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship, edited by Dr. Urmimala Sarkar from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.