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Clinton Luckett

Ballet Master, American Ballet Theatre

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master at American Ballet Theatre, danced with the company for 10 years, from 1992-2002. His professional career spanned 15 years and began at the National Ballet of Canada where he created roles in original works by Glen Tetley, William Forsythe, John Neumeier, and James Kudelka among others, and appeared in featured roles in most of the full-length ballets in the classical repertoire. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he began his dance training there and after two years of study at the National Ballet School in Toronto, joined the National Ballet of Canada in 1987. 1n 1992 Mr. Luckett came to American Ballet Theatre where he was featured in the works of Ashton, Balanchine, DeMille, Graham, Kylian, Lubovitch, MacMillan, Morris, and Tudor. He appeared on television in the PBS/Dance in America programs ABT Now and Le Corsaire, and in the CBC/Primedia productions of Tetley’s Alice and La Ronde.

In 2002 Mr. Luckett became the Artistic Associate of American Ballet Theatre Studio Company (now ABT II), and also served as a Company Teacher at ABT. In the fall of 2006 he was appointed Ballet Master with the artistic staff of ABT. Additionally, he has been a faculty member of ABT’s New York Summer Intensive since 2001 and teaches for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. Mr. Luckett is a regular guest teacher for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has taught for the Hong Kong Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Youth America Grand Prix, and has served as adjunct professor of dance at New York University.

Q&A with Clinton Luckett from Indianapolis City Ballet on Vimeo.


2013 Master Class
Indianapolis International Ballet Competition 2016