Luke Hickey is a professional tap dancer, choreographer, actor, and filmmaker from Chapel Hill, NC. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Hickey is a founding member of Cartier Williams Dance Theatre. He began studying with his mentor, Gene Medler, at the age of seven. Under the direction of Mr. Medler, Hickey completed 10 consecutive seasons performing and touring with the internationally acclaimed, North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE). In 2013, Hickey became a company member and leading character of the New York Stage Originals touring show “TapKids.” Under the direction of Mr. Medler, Luke performed at venues in China, Germany, and across North America.
Onstage, Luke has most notably performed at the American Dance Festival's 84th Anniversary Gala, Karole Armitage’s "American Dream" at the iconic Ravello Festival, the American Tap Dance Foundation's "Tap Ellington" at JAZZ at Lincoln Center, “JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance” at The Kennedy Center, National Tap Dance Day at Macy’s Herald Square, as well as Cartier William's “Rhythm Refix” on stages around NYC including Times Square’s EcoFest.
You can catch Luke on faculty during Groove's 2019 Conventions this fall!