Luca Romani is a stage actor who studied at The National Academy of Drama “Silvio d'Amico”, Italy. Originally from Rome, Luca has also lived in France and Turkey, he currently resides permanently in Australia.
Luca has travelled and done artistic collaborations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. He has acted extensively across Italy, and worked in England, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Malaysia and Australia. Luca’s stage experience extends to dancing for opera, cabaret and physical theatre performances. Since moving to Australia Luca has also been working and performing with Tony Yap Dance company.
Luca has been featured twice at the Spoleto Festival (Italy 2009, 2010), and twice at the Malaka Art and Performance Festival (MAP Fest Malaysia 2015, 2018) as an actor, director, composer and musician, for paid roles and his own stage productions. During his first MAP Fest Malaysia Luca was asked to recite a poem in honour of Chief Minister of Melaka, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Ir. Hj. Idris. Bin Hj. Haron, who incidentally speaks Italian.
Luca plays drums, guitar and piano. He has written music scores for several theatre productions, including a collaboration with Oscar award winning composer Nicola Piovani for Carlo Cecchi's ‘A Summer Night Dream’.
When Luca moved to Melbourne he took a break from acting to learn English, and to settle in the new country. Since then he started training in martial arts, African drumming, became an Australian citizen and a proud father.
Luca has recently travelled to Senegal to study West African drumming and currently plays and performs for Melbourne Djembe's traditional West African drum and dance ensemble ‘Wassawumba’.