Lucas was recently appointed as a teacher at the Paris Opera Ballet School
He joined Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in contemporary dance in 2003. In 2009, he obtained his Certificate of Interpretation with honors. During his training he performed works by Angelin Preljocaj, Anna Sokolow, Alwin Nikolaïs, Paul Taylor, Christine Bastin, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Dominique Bagouet, Dominique Boivin, Daniel Larrieu and toured Europe with the Junior Ballet.
He then went to Germany to the Folkwang Hochschule to perfect himself in the method Jooss-Leeder (used and made famous by the choreographer Pina Bausch), style and philosophy with Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal dancers. He studied with Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Lutz Förster, Stephan Brinkann, Susanne Linke, JoAnn Endicott, Bénédicte Billiet, Cristiana Morganti. He performed in two creations by Leandro Kees and Félix Bürkle and created a personal solo
As a dancer, he has worked for the Company Beau Geste (director Dominique Boivin), several events in France and abroad (Morocco, Japan), danced for Joëlle Bouvier and danced the musical Carousel at the Theatre du Châtelet.
He was part of the company at CNDC Angers (director Robert Swinston) to rework repertoire pieces by Merce Cunnignham.
Currently, he is part of the ensemble of the Folkwang TanzStudio.
As a teacher, Lucas has taught in schools in France and abroad (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, Hungary, England, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong), for the Paris Opera School, the Ballet Preljocaj and Bolshoï dancers… He also participated in the National Superior Music and Dance Conservatory of Paris for the training of pianists who plays for dance classes.
Following commissions he choreographed for one of the soloists of the StaatsBallet Berlin (direction Vladimir Malakhov), for students of the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, for the French Ministry of Culture…
Lucas is exempted from obtaining the diploma of State of Dance Professor under the confirmed experience in the teaching of dance.
He is teaching at the Paris Opera School and for the Summer School of Paris Opera.
Since 2010, Lucas has taught for the Ballet Preljocaj and the Bolshoï dancers (Austria, Germany, France), the Taipei National University of The Arts – TNUA (Taïwan), the West Australian Academy of Performing of Arts – WAAPA in Perth and the Contemporary Dance Company of Western Australia (Australia), the School Of The Arts -SOTA (Singapore), the World Dance Alliance (Korea),the Jerusalem University, Bikurey Ha’ Itim, Even Yehudance et Merkaz Kehilati (Israël), the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and The Place (London), the Summer Workshops of Budapest TanzTheater (Hungary), the Studio Terpsichore and Dance Area (Switzerland), the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC – Angers), the Centre National de Danse de Lyon (CND), the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – HKAPA (Hong Kong), the Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (Canada), the Yantra Academy (Belgium), and the Paris Opera School.
He also trained the accompanying pianists at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris aand worked for differents high schools and Conservatoires in France (Paris, Montpellier, Poitiers, Nantes, Angers, Toulouse, Ile de La Réunion, Nice).
Lucas is jury for exams in Conservatoires and prepare people for the Examination of Technical Aptitude (french diploma EAT).
The class is based on the Jooss-Leeder technique, developed by Hans Züllig and Jean Cébron, with a contemporary barre at the barre followed by a middle.
The precise consciousness of one’s body in the space and its dynamics are the ground of this approach. The precise consciousness of one’s body in the space and its dynamics are the ground of this approach. The technical work at the barre allows the upper side of the body and the arms to flow by being well aware of the weight, the swing, the possible oppositions and dissociations. The center is in the continuity of the barre. It uses both the movement quality and sensations, the objective being to master sensations for a better precision and understanding of movement.