Luke Mangraviti

Luke grew up in the Northern Beaches, Sydney and attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. In his time here he was awarded the 2009 Male Dancer Marcus Santos Memorial Award and in 2012 he received a Medal for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Dance and Ballet.

In 2013 Luke undertook full-time dance study at the Jason Winters Contemporary Technique course where he completed his Diploma in Dance. Within this course he was selected to perform with Sydney Dance Company in John Kaldor’s 13 Rooms for the work Revolving Door. He also danced as a part of the chorus in Expressions Dance Company’s R&J at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta during his year of study.

In 2014 Luke furthered his dance development through Sydney Dance Company’s inaugral Pre-Professional Year where he was given the opportunity to dance in a multimedia project choreographed by Rafael Bonachela called Music to Move To. He also understudied Dogs and Baristas choreographed by Cass Mortimer Eipper for the 2014 New Breed season at Carriageworks and performed in Dean Walsh’s Intrusions at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre.

In 2015, Luke danced in Mira Calix’s art installation Inside There Falls during it’s world premiere season as part of Sydney Festival as an Associate Artist for Sydney Dance Company. He will also feature in Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Le Grand Tango in April 2015 where he will be working with choreographers Rafael Bonachela, Lucas Jervies and Cass Mortimer Eipper.