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Luke Ahmet

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Luke graduated from The Royal Ballet School in 2003. He has danced with The Royal Ballet in Nijinsky’s Firebird, Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, Dowells’ Swan Lake and Coppélia. He appeared in David Bintley’s Spider’s Banquet, Leanne King’s Touch Of Tango and the BBC production of Matthew Hart’s Peter and The Wolf. Luke went on tour with The Royal Ballet School to New York in 2003, performing Christopher Wheeldon’s Souvenirs.

 

Luke was a finalist in Young British Dancer of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and was runner-up in the Ursula Morton choreographic competition in 2002.

 

In 2004, he was a member of K Ballet in Japan and performed as part of the Frederick Ashton Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Centre, New York.

 

He first appeared with Scottish Ballet in The Nutcracker in winter 2003/04, and rejoined the Company in winter 2004, and was promoted to Coryphée in 2007, and to Soloist in 2011. He has appeared in Page’s The Nutcracker, Walking in the Heat, 32 Cryptograms, Cinderella, Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty, Pennies From Heaven, Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Alice. Ashton’s Façade, Darrell’s Othello, Balanchine’s Rubies, Pastor’s In Light and Shadow and Romeo and Juliet, Petronio’s MiddleSexGorge and Ride the Beast, Brown’s For M.G.: The Movie, Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and Workwithinwork, Alston's Carmen, Spink's Petrushka, Paul Liburd's From Where, Val Caniparoli's Still Life, Jorma Elo’s Kings 2 Ends, Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire, Martin Lawrance’s Run For It, and Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling.

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Luke Ahmet

Video

Alice backstage braodcast featuring Bethany talking about warming up before the performance.

Reviews

2012

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE TOUR 2012

 

.Independent, 17 April 2012 - Victor Zarallo and Luke Ahmet, as Blanche's young husband Alan and his lover, play out their poignant mini love story in an erotically charged pas de deux.

2011

CINDERELLA 2010/11

Page’s Cinderella

.Northings, 14 December 2010 – Eve Mutso’s stylishly danced (and acted) Stepmother, Owen Thorne’s sad alcoholic father, Kara McLaughlin’s gangling Stepsister and Luke Ahmet’s fawning Equerry deliver nicely judged performances.

2010

ROMEO AND JULIET 2010

Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet

.Moray Firth Radio - In the supporting roles of Mercutio and Tybalt, Luke Ahmet and Mark Kimmett were excellently arrogant and aggressive, a masterful demonstration of the implacable hatred between the two families

 

.Inverurie Advertiser, 14 May 2010 – Mercutio, a brilliant Luke Ahmet

2009

AUTUMN 2009

 

Forsythe’s Workwithinwork

.Dance Europe, November 2009 – In an exemplary cast, it was Luke Ahmet – another superbly musical dancer and Bethany Kingsley-Garner in a less prominent roles, as well as the always liquid Paul Liburd, who caught my eye.

 

Pastor’s In Light and Shadow

.Dance Europe, November 2009Ahmet with his partner Martina Forioso delight in their Gavotte.

2008

ROMEO AND JULIET 2008

Pastor’s Romeo And Juliet

.Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express, 18th May 2008 - Benvolio, the excellent Luke Ahmet.

.The Herald, 4th June 2008 – The dashingly impish Benvolio of Luke Ahmet

2007

SPRING 2007

.Sunday Telegraph, 29 April 2007Luke Ahmet’s elegant technique and puckish persona

2006

EIF 2006

Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light And Shadow

.ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006Luke Ahmet was the shining light in In Light And Shadow. Ahmet is blessed with a lithe, elegantly proportioned body, and his performance with pantherine flow and unexpected beauty.

 

Balanchine’s Agon

.ballet-dance.com, Aug 2006 - …with Gregory Dean, Christopher Harrison and Luke Ahmet in particular demonstrating a new found poise and power.

2005

CINDERELLA 2005-2006

Page’s Cinderella

.Ballet.co.uk, March 2006 - I loved Adam Blyde and Luke Ahmet as the Dancing Master and the Equerry, with their mischievous glances and sexual tension… Blyde and Ahmet get the balance of campness and skilled comedic acting just right… Ahmet displays similarly beautiful line and deliciously witty acting, and he and Blyde make an exciting and technically beautiful pair on stage…

 

 

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