Lucas Segovia joined The Joffrey Ballet in July 2010.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Segovia started dancing at age 16. After dancing with Ballet de Santiago directed by Marcia Haydeé and Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martín, he joined Ballet Argentino as a soloist under Julio Bocca's direction in 2006, touring all over the world and appearing in over 200 performances per season. Two years later, at 21 years old, he was promoted to Principal Dancer. Along with ballet star Manuel Legris, he was the only dancer to perform a solo piece in Bocca’s Farewell Gala for over 300,000 people that was broadcasted on National TV. While at Ballet Argentino, he was also invited to perform in a Gala with Cirque Du Soleil, dancing a piece created specifically for him. Mr. Segovia later danced with The Washington Ballet and with the acclaimed Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, directed by Christopher Wheeldon with residency in both New York and London.
Throughout his career, Lucas has toured to over 250 cities around the world. He has appeared in some of the most important venues for dance worldwide, such as London’s Sadler’s Wells and New York’s City Center and Carnegie Hall, along with the most important opera houses and theatres. He has performed pieces by some of the most relevant choreographers, such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey, Jirí Kylian, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, William Forsythe and Twyla Tharp, among many others.
Lucas has also appeared in Drury Lane Theatre's production of West Side Story starring as “Bernardo”, which became Drury Lane’s most successful production in its history.
Mr. Segovia has been awarded with the Premio Clarin, the most prestigious distinction for the arts in Argentina, and has been invited to be an adjudicator for the admissions at CHIArts, one of the most prominent high hchool of arts in the city of Chicago.
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