Luplau joined the Lubovitch company this year. Born in Perth, Australia, he began training at his mother’s school, the Jody Marshall Dance Company. At the age of 15, Luplau was accepted into the Australian Ballet School (ABS). After graduating in 2004, he was invited by then Artistic Director’s Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon to join Sydney Dance Company (SDC). While with SDC, Luplau performed in Graeme Murphy’s “Grand”, “Short Stories”, “BERLIN” and “The Director’s CUT” for which he was nominated for ‘Most Outstanding Male Dancer’ for the 2008 Australian Dance Awards. In 2010, Luplau moved to New York City where he became a member of Aszure Barton & Artists, Stephen Petronio Company and Compagnie Julie Bour. He has also dancer the works of Meryl Tankard, Narelle Benjamin, Raphael Bonachela. In addition to dancing, Luplau has choreographed works for the Sydney Dance Company – “Misguided’ & ‘GO!”, The Australian Ballet – “Bleecker” (nominated for the Australian Dance Awards 2010) and Sydney Opera House – “Music For Tutus.” In July 2011, he created a new ballet “The Sixth Borough” for the West Australian Ballet’s ‘Neon Lights’ season.