Luke Muscat is thrilled to be on faculty at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center and share his passion for dance education in the Children and Teens Program. Luke received his early dance training at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and later as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. His performance highlights include performing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey's Memoria at New York City Center Theater as well as being a featured dancer in Matthew Rushing's In The Void at the Park Avenue Armory. Luke is a four-time Individual Project Dance Grant Award recipient from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and has been featured in The Times of Malta, The Edmonton Jewish News, Dance Informa, and NY Metro Parents. Luke is the co-creator and teacher of the young boys program at The School at Steps on Broadway, on the ballet faculty at the Ailey School Junior Division, and is the lower school dance educator at The Hewitt School, an all-girl independent school. As a teaching artist with the Mark Morris Dance Group, New York City Ballet Education Department, and Alvin Ailey Arts in Education, Luke brings the joy of dance into public, charter, and special need schools throughout New York City. Luke is an ABT® Certified Teacher for Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Furthermore, Luke is certified in the Autism Movement Therapy® Method and received a specialized education in teaching dance and movement to children on the Autism spectrum as a trainee with the Marquis Studios Teachers Training Institute. Currently, Luke is earning his Bachelors of Science in Human Science at the University of Athabasca with a focus in biological psychology, inclusive education, and child development. Through his in depth practical knowledge of child development and learning milestones, Luke creates an encouraging and positive atmosphere for his students to achieve their best potential.