The Australian Ballet

Luke Marchant


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Luke Marchant

Luke Marchant was born in Maitland, New South Wales and, inspired by his brother, began ballet classes at the age of four. After early training at the Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy, Luke moved to Melbourne to attend The Australian Ballet School. He toured with The Dancers Company in 2007 and 2008. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2009 and has toured internationally with the company to Tokyo, Nagoya, New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, London, Beijing and Shanghai. Luke was promoted to coryphée in 2015, and to soloist in 2022.

Repertoire highlights

  • Frog/Footman in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, 2017
  • Maitre d’ in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow, 2018
  • Tim Harbour's Filigree and Shadow, 2015
  • Bottom in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, 2015
  • Pas de cinq in Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc, 2014
  • Earl in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, 2014
  • Dancing Gent in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, 2014
  • Fakir in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère, 2014
  • Lead Pontevedrian in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, 2011
  • Nacho Duato’s Pos vos muero, 2009

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, 2011

You may not know

Luke has been an enthusiastic skier since the age of two.