Lucas De Marinis

Lucas De Marinis’ love for the performing arts has grown ever since his first dance class
at the age of ten – a passion that has carried him through his formal dance training and
throughout his continued professional career. His well-rounded training has garnered
versatile background and unique artistry in dance, which he utilized to earn many awards and scholarships from competitions and conventions throughout North America. Moreover, he has used his talents to continue to make an impact in in the professional entertainment industry – be it on the stage or in front of the camera.

Most notably, at the NYCDA nationals in New York City, the NYCDA college scholarship foundation awarded Lucas scholarships to several prestigious post-secondary schools in the United States. Lucas ultimately decided to accept the opportunity to attend the classical and contemporary ballet program at Mercyhurst University on a full-tuition dance and academic merit scholarship. Mercyhurst molded him through rigorous ballet training and various residencies from organizations such as Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Vertigo Dance Company, and Dance Now! Miami, as well as guest teachers such as Elizabeth Corbett, Nilas Martins, Richard Chen See, and Jay Kim. While studying, he also had the opportunity to perform principal roles in The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, as well as perform as the lead male dancer in Balanchine’s Concerto Barroco. To commemorate Lucas’ commitment to his studies, he was awarded the highest academic achievement in the Mercyhurst dance department – graduating summa cum laude and earning himself a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

Lucas went on to work as a guest artist for several professional dance companies throughout the United States, including Lake Erie Ballet, Syracuse City Ballet, Erie Contemporary Ballet Theater, and DanceStation. He was also a company member with SoMar Dance Works for four seasons, being featured in their repertoire and having an active role in the creative process of new works. Most recently, he has had the opportunity to work as a headline Guest Entertainment act, touring with StepONE Dance Company aboard Holland America Line.

Lucas has also worked with a number of professional companies in his home country of Canada – performing for two seasons with Tim Tompkins Ballet, touring throughout Montreal with ProArteDanza under the directorship of Roberto Campanella, being featured as a principal dancer for Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s production of A Christmas Carol, and performing at the Scotiabank Arena in the opening ceremony for the 2018 Rotary International Convention.

In the acting scene, Lucas has appeared in a number of television commercials – most recently for an AutoTrader Canada campaign. Lucas has gone on to be showcased on a variety of Film/TV networks including Disney Channel, Family Channel, YTV, and Netflix. Most notably, he made recurring appearances on the television series The Next Step, Backstage, and Netflix’s hit series Tiny Pretty Things, and he also performed in Disney’s TV movies Zombies 2 and Sneakerella. His most recent role was for Paramount Pictures, in which he played the role of a Klingon in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Lucas is dedicated to continued growth in this industry – allowing each new project to push the limits of his performance capabilities and expand his artistry. Lucas whole- heartedly believes in the positive impact that the performing arts have on individuals all over the world, and therefore he celebrates every opportunity he has to engage with an audience and share his passion for dance.