Lukas Maher

Profile

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

155 cm

Age Range

12–16

Ethnicity

Chinese, European

Career Highlights

Lukas is an Chinese-New Zealand dancer and actor who specializes in ballet. Despite being young, Lukas has already worked with organizations such as New Zealand Opera and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His notable stage credits include roles in Pricilla Queen of the Desert, La Boheme and The Nutcracker. His role as Little Guido in the theatre show Nine earned him a Best Supporting Actor in a Musical Award at NAPTA Awards. A versatile performer, Lukas has also appeared in television series Power Rangers and the pilot for Sidelines.

Awards.

2021Grand Finalist Youth America Grand Prix International Virtual Finals
2021RNZB Mentor Programme
2018NAPTA Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, "Little Guido"
2017NAPTA Award - Best Supporting Ensemble, "Evita"
2017Production Award - MindCraft, the Musical, Grandma - Lead

Television.

2018Power Rangers Beast MorphersJoeyPower Rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Riccardo Pallizzeri
2018Sidelines - PilotRyan RadichLaugh Club NZ
Dir. Cristobel Araus Lobos

Theatre.

2021The Unruly Tourists (workshop) The Bunnings Hat KidNZ Opera
Dir. Thomas de Mallet Burgess
2020Mary PoppinsMichael BanksThe Amici Trust
Dir. Russell Dixon
2019A Christmas StoryRalphie (Lead)Melodramatic Music Theatre Collective
Dir. Maryanne Rushton
2019Turn of the ScrewMilesNew Zealand Opera
Dir. Mallet Burgess
2018Bonnie and Clyde - Tap DuoClydeHoli Festival
Dir. Gemma Boswell
2018La BohemeChildNZ Opera
Dir. Jacqueline Coats
2018NutcrackerFritzRoyal New Zealand Ballet
Dir. Val Caniparoli
2017CarmenChild/UrchinNZ Opera
Dir. Lindy Hume
2017MindCraftGrandma (Lead)Owairaka District School
Dir. Ms Green
2017NineLittle GuidoAuckland Music Theatre
Dir. Aaron Tindall
2017Romeo and JulietBoy 1Royal New Zealand Ballet
Dir. Francesco Ventriglia
2016EvitaChild (Soloist)Auckland Music Theatre / Amici
Dir. Richard Neame
2016Priscilla Queen of the DessertBenjiLunchbox Productions
Dir. Dean Bryant
2016The Wizard of OzLead BoyRoyal New Zealand Ballet
Dir. Francesco Ventriglia
2015A Christmas CarolTiny TimOpera Factory
Dir. Sally Sloman
2015ToscaChoir BoyNZ Opera
Dir. Stuart Maunder

Training.

Phlippa Campbell School of Ballet - 2021
RNZB Mentor Programme - 2021
Liz Mullane and Rachel Bullock Screen Acting Workshop for Advanced Teens - 2020
Auditioning for Screen workshop at TAPAC with Matt Dwyer - 2018
Australian Ballet School - International Training Programme - Ballet - 2017
'To Be' - Kids Acting / Audition Workshop with Linda McFetridge - 2016
Rowe Dance - Classical & Contemporary Dance - Ballet - 2016
Acting for Screen Kids Classes at TAPAC with Fiona Edgar - 2014
Classical Singing and Musical Theatre with Fay McNeil - 2014
GB Choreography - Tap, Duo, and Song & Dance - Tap - 2014