Luke is a descendant of the Kuku Yalanji and Djabugay peoples, the Munaldjali Clan of South East QLD and the Meriam people of the Eastern Torres Strait Islands.
He studied Dance at NAISDA and in 2010 commenced a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Luke has danced with the Gerib Sik Torres Strait Islander Dance Group (2002) and QL2 (Quantum Leap).
During his career, Luke has worked with a vast array of choreographers such as Vicki Van Hout, Marko Panzic, Graeme Watson, Frances Rings and Tammi Gissell.
In 2012 Luke appeared in Wesley Enoch’s I Am Eora for Sydney Festival. That same year he joined Bangarra as a trainee dancer, touring nationally with the company and performing in Frances Rings’ Terrain.
He joined the company permanently in 2013 and has since performed Bangarra’s national, regional and international programs, including 2014’s successful 25th anniversary season.
His dance highlights with Bangarra are performing Black (Ochres) in Vietnam, and performing traditional Yolgnu dances as a part of a funeral ceremony in front of the Yolgnu community.
Luke says he is honoured to be apart of the Bangarra family and aspires to be a role model for young children both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.