Luke Ahmet has played an essential role in the development of Jamiel Laurence Creation since 2020 as a founding member of #fundfreelancedance, a performer at the inaugural BALLET NIGHTS, a rehearsal director for Rubicon Dance Company and as an inspirational figure and guiding mentor to Jamiel Devernay-Laurence since 2009. More recently, Luke provided Company Class and Coaching on the first of our intensive series.
Luke was born in London and trained at the Royal Ballet School from the age of 11. After graduating he joined Scottish Ballet (soloist) where he danced for 10 years and then went on to dance for Rambert until his recent departure in 2019.
In 2004 he performed with K Ballet Company, Japan at the Metropolitan Opera House NYC for the Frederick Ashton gala. He has danced a range of roles with The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, and Rambert by renowned choreographers such as Balanchine, Ashton, Forsythe, Page, Alston, Macmillan, Wheeldon, Tetley, Christopher Bruce and Matthew Bourne. Luke was an Olivier nominated dancer for outstanding achievements in 2017 for Mark Baldwin’s ‘Creation’. Most recently Luke was a guest dancer with Company Wayne McGregor in ‘Tree of Codes’ in Paris with the Paris Opera Ballet.