Gary Lucich
Actor, Dancer, Singer
Non-Union
“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. It is not for unsteady souls.”
– Merce Cunningham

Born in Springfield, Oregon, Gary grew up a violinist, gymnast and a soccer player. At the age of sixteen, he moved with his parents and sister from Oregon to Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Though he had taken a couple of tap classes during his childhood, it was not until his last year of high school that he truly turned to dance. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to train at the Performing Arts Center Annex. Gary relocated to Calgary two years later to complete his training with the pre-professional programs of both the School of Alberta Ballet and the School of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

Gary’s professional career began while he was in Los Angeles, performing in the Ninth Annual American Choreography Awards. During his time in Calgary, he performed in La Caravan’s The Corridor, the Calgary Opera’s The Magic Flute, with Tom Jackson as part of Alberta’s Centennial Celebration, and as part of Decidedly Jazz’s annual Live and In Sync tour. Having recently completed over two years of cruise ship contracts with Royal Caribbean International, Gary relocated to Toronto in order to pursue new and different opportunities in dance and beyond. He is immensely grateful for the support and guidance his parents, sister and numerous teachers have provided him, and for his new beginnings here in Toronto.