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LUKE CRESSWELL
Director

is a self-taught percussionist from Brighton. His session work as a drummer and rhythm programmer includes Beats International, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello, and Bryan Ferry. After working for several years as a street musician and performer, he first created STOMP in 1991. He has directed, with Steve McNicholas, several award-winning commercials and short films. He received an Oscar® nomination for the film “Brooms”, an Emmy® nomination for STOMP OUT LOUD, and co-directed the award-winning IMAX movie, Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey. He has also received a special achievement award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. More recently, Luke co-created the Lost and Found Orchestra and the Vegas production of STOMP OUT LOUD and also co-directed the 3D IMAX movie Wild Ocean. Luke occasionally performs with STOMP, and is currently conductor of the LFO.