Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lucas started dancing at age 16. Three years later, he joined Ballet Argentino as a soloist under Julio Bocca’s direction. By the end of the second season, he was promoted to Principal Dancer, being the only dancer, along with ballet star Manuel Legris, to perform a solo piece in Bocca’s farewell performance for over 300,000 people and broadcasted on national TV.
Lucas has also been part of The Washington Ballet and of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, directed by Christopher Wheeldon and with residency in both New York and London. He has, additionally, danced with The Joffrey Ballet for six seasons, performing in virtually the entire repertoire of the company as a soloist or principal dancer.
Mr. Segovia has appeared in Drury Lane’s production of West Side Story, starring as Bernardo. He has also toured with the Broadway production of An American in Paris, and was recently seen in the New York City Center production of Brigadoon, both directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. In March of 2018, he starred in the musical Oklahoma! as Dream Curly.
Throughout his career, he has danced in more than 300 cities around the globe, performing in some of the most important venues for dance in the world and dancing pieces of some of the most relevant choreographers, such as Balanchine, Robbins, Alvin Ailey, Jirí Kylian, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ramansky and Twyla Tharp, among many others.
Lucas has been awarded with the Premio Clarin, the most prestigious recognition for the Arts in Argentina, and was recently granted Permanent Resident Status as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability. Additionally, Mr. Segovia currently serves in the Adjudicator Committee for CHIArts Chicago, one of the most prominent schools of Art in Illinois, and teaches Master Classes in some of the most prestigious Dance Schools and companies around the world, from cities like Atlanta and San Francisco to uncommon markets like Puerto Rico and Hong Kong.