Peter began dancing at age 6 at New Hampshire School of Ballet. At age 13, Peter landed the title role of Billy in Billy Elliot: the Musical on Broadway. Performing choreography by Tony Award winner Peter Darling, he also received ballet training from Francois Perron and Jeff Edwards. Peter played the role for a year and a half, staying until the show closed in 2012. He continued his training at New Hampshire School of Ballet, Eastern Ballet Institute, Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and Urbanity Dance in Boston where he was a junior apprentice. He attended Ballet West and Boston Ballet’s summer programs on full scholarship. In 2014, Peter joined Boston Ballet School, where he trained for two years under Margaret Tracey, Peter Stark, Igor Burlak, Kathleen Mitchell and Pavel Gurevich.
- Hometown: Bow, NH
- Dancing Since: Age 6
- Seasons with Charlotte Ballet: 3
- Favorite role you’ve ever performed: Billy in Billy Elliot: The Musical
- What “powers” you as a dancer? What gives you the motivation to work harder or inspires you to make the hard work look effortless? I find that music powers me as a dancer. When I’m learning choreography I can get hung up on the steps, but once the music begins and I’m immersed in a piece, I can finally lose myself to the work.
- Advice for aspiring dancers: Trust yourself. Once you trust your instincts and embrace what makes you unique as a dancer, you really start showing your true self.
- What do you think audiences will be excited for this upcoming season? I think that audiences are really going to love Fall Works. The music of Bernstein is so iconic, and the three pieces on the program are all so different that it will be a really well-rounded and exciting show to watch.