In Luke's own words (click the links for extras):
"I've been juggling for more than half my life, since I was just 11 years old. Aged 16 to 18 I studied performing arts full time,
getting ready to spend
my life on stage.
"In the year 2000 I travelled to my first national juggling festival.
It was amazing! I saw jugglers breaking world records, and I wanted to
do the same. I saw other jugglers performing in front of a thousand
people, and I was inspired to do that too!
"As it happens, it didn't take me too long to reach
these new goals. In 2002 I managed, with the help of fellow juggler Ben Beever, to break my first world record...
passing 18 balls, a record we broke again in 2008 by juggling 19 balls.
In 2003 I managed to equal another world record, juggling 12 balls solo.
I also broke the official haggis juggling world record,
not just once but twice... ok, maybe sausage juggling doesn't sound so impressive, but it was featured on the Discovery Channel!
"The other goal, to perform at the biggest festivals, that took a bit longer. I started out at small, regional events... then over the years I was invited to perform
at national events... soon, almost before I knew it, I was
performing for thousands of people at the largest international juggling festivals
around the world.
"The highlights of my performing career so far include...
hosting main stage shows at every European Juggling Convention since 2005... headling the main stages on world class cruise ships like the Queen Mary 2... winning the
International Jugglers' Association People's Choice Award in 2004...
performing with 10 balls and 7 clubs...
but overall I'm most proud of creating my own unique performance style, combining high
level juggling skills with various media including specially recorded music,
video projection, spoken word, etc.
"I've been a professional juggler since 2003. With my solo juggling and comedy shows, as well as with my duo show with artist Pola Braendle (one that mixes live performance painting with juggling), I travel the world, performing on cruise ships, at streetshow festivals, at juggling festivals, and in variete theaters.
"I'm currently working on a new theatrical juggling show, and have been for two years. It's a huge project, involving a lot of multimedia technology and an elaborate stage set. I hope to have the first version of the show ready to perform in the summer of 2010.
"The best part? I know this is just the beginning!"