CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, PRODUCER & EDUCATOR
A man on a mission, Lucas Newland fearlessly drives innovation in Performing Arts and Creative works. Throughout his successful career Lucas has moved across Theatre, Corporate Events, Film and Television, making him a hallmark figure in the Australian performing arts landscape.
Newland has vast experience in staging, choreographing, directing and producing. His choreographic works include the Australian Production of Green Day’s “American Idiot”, “L’Hotel” for the Sydney Opera House, “Velvet” International Tour featuring Marcia Hines & for Norwegian Cruise Lines, “Absinthe” for Speigelworld at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, (Winner of “Best Show in Vegas”), “Vegas Nocturne – Rose.Rabbit.Lie” at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and “Pigalle” for Sydney Festival.
In film and television, he has choreographed and directed movement for campaigns such as Masterchef, Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice, Australia’s Got Talent, Next Top Model, Live to Dance and the Nescafe TVC featuring Ricky Martin.
Finally, Lucas has a reputation of training and nurturing the world’s most sought-after performing artists, at Brent Street, Australia’s Home of Performing Arts. A powerhouse dance, singing and acting training facility of over 1000 current students, Brent Street has graduates performing across the biggest cities in the world, in Artist World Tours, Broadway Musicals, Touring Productions and more.
Driven to generate opportunity and a flourishing industry for the next generation, Lucas has just begun his journey as an investor in theatrical productions, with new works set to open on Broadway and West End in the coming year. Back on home turf, Lucas has created the Brent Street Artist Fund, a $20,000 grant to new works by Australian Performing Artists, in addition to over $100,000 personally-paid scholarships and bursaries to Brent Street students each year.
With immediate access to the best coaches, mentors and facilities in the country Lucas brings a fresh, dynamic approach to artist management.
Green Day’s – American Idiot (Australian Production) directed by Craig Ilott
Velvet, featuring Marcia Hines, directed by Craig Ilott
Vegas Nocturne – Rose.Rabbit.Lie, Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas) directed by Wayne Harrison
Absinthe for Spiegalworld, Caesar’s Palace (Las Vegas) directed by Wayne Harrison
Pigalle, Sydney Festival, directed by Craig Ilott
Velvet, for Norwegian Cruise Lines
L’Hotel, (Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021, Sydney Opera House 2022) with Stewart Cousens and Craig Ilott
FILM & TELEVISION
Australia’s Got Talent
Live To Dance
Nescafe TVC featuring Ricky Martin
Australia’s Next Top Model
Louie Spence – Arena TV
CORPORATE & LIVE EVENTS
Prudential Hong Kong
Toyota National Dealer Meetings
Nintendo Wii – Game Launch
Metamucil Product Launch
Paramount Films DVD Launch
Ksubi Sydney Fashion Week Show
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
Studio Bambini 25th Anniversary
Deutsche Bank/Mercedes Benz
Brent Street Creative Events
Prudential Hong Kong
Toyota – Prius Launch, Hilux Launch, Camry Launch
James Galea’s Best Trick Ever – ABC