Luke currently serves as the Director of Lighting/Resident Designer for the New World Symphony located in Miami Beach, Florida. NWS is a musical laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Previous to working for New World Symphony, Luke spent six years working for Cirque du Soleil on tour with TOTEM, as the Head of Lighting and in Macau, China on the resident show ZAiA, located at The Venetian Resort and Casino. As a Project Manager, he was responsible for creation of new artistic content and technical concepts, as well as programming for the continued evolution of Cirque's first resident show in Asia.
Other projects with Cirque du Soleil include Lighting Director for featured performances including The Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown and the International Indian Film Awards; which was broadcasted to over 350 million viewers in India.
Opera Design highlights include H.M.S. Pinafore at Chautauqua Opera (directed by Bill Fabris); La Cenerentola at Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy (directed by Sandra Bernhard); Don Giovanni at University of Cincinnati – CCM (directed by Paula Williams); The Magic Flute at Viterbo University (directed by Susan Rush).
Dance Highlights include The Nutcracker, Coppelia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lafayette Ballet Theatre; Mixed Repertory for companies including Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre, Verb Ballets, Morrison Dance, Double Edge Dance, Inlet Dance Theatre, including choreography by Gary Abbott, George Balanchine, Shelly Cash, Kevin Iega Jeff, Lisa Lock, Michael Medcalf, Troy McCarthy, Young Park, and Daniel Simmons.
Theatre credits include Beauty and the Beast at The Beck Center for the Arts, My Name is Rachel Corrie at Cleveland Public Theater,Blithe Spirit at Viterbo University.
Luke has been the Associate/Assistant Lighting Designer for several national arts companies including Cincinnati Ballet, Chautauqua Opera, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Guthrie Theatre, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Master of Fine Arts (Lighting Design and Technology)
University of Cincinnati | College Conservatory of Music | Cincinnati, OH
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Arts Administration)
Viterbo University | La Crosse, WI