Lucas studied dance at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School where he graduated with Honours in 1998. He then danced professionally in both classical and contemporary dance companies including The Australian Ballet, Dance Works Rotterdam and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. Lucas retired from dance in 2010 and co-founded JACK Productions in Melbourne, which presented three ballet-theatre productions over two years.
In 2012 Lucas was one of six artists accepted into The National Institute of Dramatic Art to study Directing. Following his graduation, Lucas was invited to become an Affiliate Director with Griffin Theatre Company. In October 2013 he was appointed Artistic Director of Buzz Dance Theatre, Australia’s premier dance theatre company for children and young people, to create a season for the company’s final year of operations.
Lucas has created dance and/or theatre works for Griffin Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Buzz Dance Theatre, Awesome Festival, West Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Year, Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, JACK Productions, Korzo Theatre Den Haag, Milwaukee Ballet, Noverre Society Stuttgart Ballet, CoDarts Rotterdam University for the Arts and The Australian Ballet School.
In April 2015, Lucas choreographed Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Sydney Symphony’s Le Grand Tango featuring Sydney Dance Company’s Associate Artists.
In December 2017 Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year Dancers will perform Lucas’ piece Versailles as part of their graduation performance, PPY17 Revealed.