Reed Luplau (Broadway, Fiddler on the Roof)

Born in Perth, Western Australia.  Reed started dancing at the age of 18 months at his mothers studio Jody Marshall Dance Company, where he trained in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre.  At the age of 15, Reed was accepted into The Australian Ballet School, where he continued his training. Before graduating in 2004, Reed was invited by then Artistic Director’s Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon, to join Sydney Dance Company (SDC).  While with SDC, Reed was given the opportunity to choreograph two short works.  ‘Misguided’, and ‘GO!’, both receiving great critically acclaim.  At the end of 2008, Reed represented Australia in Nigel Lythgoe's 'Superstars of Dance'' on the NBC Network.  An olympic style dance competition where eight countries competed for the gold medals. Deciding to leave SDC in 2009, Artistic Director, David McAllister of the Australian Ballet, invited Reed to choreograph a new ballet for the 2009 Bodytorque Season.  ‘Bleecker’ the work created, received a nomination at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Choreography’.  2009 also saw Reed create works for the Sydney Opera House, QL2 in Canberra, Youth Ballet WA, and The West Australian Ballet. Since moving to New York City Reed has performed for Stephen Petronio CompanyAszure Barton & Artists and most recently Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.  Other performances include 'Phish' at Madison Square GardenFighting Gravity by Sonya Tayeh and The Last Goodbye directed by Alex Timbers.Not only a dancer, Reed's film credits include the role of Theo in Alan Brown's Five Dances, featured ensemble in Mao's Last Dancer and the lead in Kelley Abbey's My Mutation. In 2014 Reed made his Off-Broadway Theatre debut in David Henry Hwang's 'Kung Fu',  Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, produced by the Signature Theatre Company. Opera credits include playing the principal role of 'BOSIE' in the production 'OSCAR' with Santa FE Opera and Opera Philadelphia.