LUCAS JERVIESCONTEMPORARY TEACHER
Lucas Jervies is a theatre and dance maker. In 2018 Lucas will choreograph Spartacus, a new ballet in three acts for The Australian Ballet, to premiere in September.
Lucas is currently a resident choreographer at Louisville Ballet, where his new interpretation of Stravinsky’s The Firebird premiered in November 2017, his fourth production for the company.
Lucas’ most recent credits include
Directed, choreographed and co-devised Hidden Sydney the glittering mile proudly supported by The City of Sydney. Hidden Sydney is an immersive cabaret that celebrates stories from Sydney’s red light district, Kings Cross.
Adapted and directed Roald Dahl’s The Witches, for Griffin Theatre Company, a one-man devised theatre work starring Guy Edmonds that has toured nationally to critical acclaim.
Choreographed Little Red Riding Hood for the Queensland Ballet and QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival.
Choreographer for Belvoir Theatre’s production of Mr Burns.
Dramaturge for The Australian Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty.
Movement Director on Fly Away Peter for Sydney Chamber Opera presented by Carriage Works.
Directed and choreographed Apples and Eve for Expressions Dance Company presented by Queensland Theatre Company’s Greenhouse series.
Lucas has held the positions of Affiliate Director with Griffin Theatre Company, Artistic Director of Buzz Dance Theatre, Rehearsal Director for Sydney Dance Company and co-director of JACK productions. Lucas was the Assistant Director to Neil Armfield on William Shakespeare’s King Lear for Sydney Theatre Company, starring Geoffrey Rush and Assistant Director to Imara Savage on Noel Coward’s Hay Fever for Sydney Theatre Company. He has created dance for, amongst others; The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. Lucas has also created internationally for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Louisville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Korzo Theatre Den Haag, Noverre Society Stuttgart Ballet and CoDarts Rotterdam University for the Arts. Lucas danced professionally performing both classical and contemporary repertoire with The Australian Ballet, Dance Works Rotterdam and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, contributing as collaborator/dancer to over 80 contemporary creations and world premiere seasons. He is a graduate of the NIDA Directing Course and The Australian Ballet School.
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