Raised in Hammond, Indiana, Savannah Lucas began her training at the age of four at The Dance Connection under the direction of Alexis West, where she continued to train throughout high school. In addition, she studied at The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts under the direction of Kathleen Dominiak, and realized her intense passion for movement and collaboration.
Savannah is currently a senior at Indiana University pursuing a BFA in Contemporary Dance. At IU, she has experienced various contemporary dance styles in class and on stage. She has had the pleasure of dancing in excerpts of Spill by Gallim’s Andrea Miller, D-man in the Waters by Bill T. Jones, and the original restaging of Rennie Harris’s Home, in addition to original works by Selene Carter, Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Stephanie Nugent, and Elizabeth Shea. Savannah has choreographed a few of her own works for From Here On: Dances For a Future Time (2017), Apperception: A showcase for choreographic projects (2018), and SLIP: An Annual Dance Collaboration (2018).
In addition to her work at IU, Savannah has recently traveled to Lucca, Italy, participating in a three-week dance intensive directed by Stefanie Nelson. While immersed in the local culture, she got to learn from and collaborate with teachers from all over the world. Highlights include doing site-specific work around Lucca and learning Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite repertoire.
Hometown: Hammond, Indiana
Class of 2019
Contemporary Dance BFA