MFA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alexander Teacher; AMSat Certified
Luc is an associate professor in the Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts and the recipient of the 2009 Wisconsin Arts Board Award for Choreography. In 1998, he retired from Ohio Ballet as a principal dancer and choreographer. His research on linking the Alexander Technique, developmental movement and Ballet is at the forefront of integrating somatic work into the dance class. His book, Exploring the Missing Link: Alexander Technique, Developmental Movement and Dance Training, co-written with Rebecca Nettl-Fiol and published by the University of Illinois Press will be available in stores Fall 2010. It will be the first book applying the Alexander Technique to dance technique teaching.
In Milwaukee, he choreographed Cat's Cradle with Kurt Hartwig, Somewhere with music from Christopher Burns, Frog with animation from Evan Mazureski, e's of water, with John Toenjes (esofwater.com) and Triptych, a collaboration merging the visuals of Leslie Vansen and the music and interactive designs of Chris Burns. His new interactive work will be premiered in February 2010 with the Milwaukee Ballet. Luc also partners with Elizabeth Johnson as a dancer and Associate Director of the scrappy hybrid Ballet/Modern dance company Your Mother Dances (www.yourmotherdances.com)