Biography

Peter trained in dance and choreography in London, UK. A passionate advocate of synergistic collaborations between dance and disciplines such as visual art and music, his creative method is based on the belief that dance should be learned and performed in a positive, mindful and energetic environment with equal parts of personal movement, emotion, group dynamics and music. His choreography often encourages a deeply personal and experimental approach to dancing.

Peter’s prolific body of contemporary work for theatres, sports arenas and national events in the past decade has moved between spectacle and interdisciplinary art. He has led performance projects, seminars and workshops for both professional dancers and dance students locally and abroad. In Singapore, his works have included those under the Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore Art Museum, Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, Dance Horizon Troupe (Singapore), Dancescape Singapore, NUS Centre for the Arts, Waseda Shibuya Senior High School, LASALLE College of the Arts, the Philharmonic Youth Winds and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

His recent choreography was featured at high signature platforms like the Youth Olympic Games Countdown Ceremony (2009), Teachers Conference 2010, OECD Conference on Higher Education Futures in Singapore (2015), 8th ASEAN Para Games Opening Ceremony (2015), Youth Celebrate! – The Official Opening of Singapore Sports Hub (2015), 5th Asia Arts Festival 2017 and Voyage Festival 2018 under the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Peter has led seminars and workshops for LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, NUS Dance Synergy, O School, Dance Ensemble Singapore, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival and the 6th Singapore International Dance Festival 2015.

Overseas, Peter has spoken and/or shown works at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, New Zealand School of Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific Dance Conference 2016 in Seoul, Korea and World Dance Alliance Global Dance Summit 2017 in Canada. He was also presenter at the Hong Kong Dance Festival in (2011), National Dance Education Organisation Dance Conferences in Minneapolis (2011) and Los Angeles (2012), as well as the World Dance Alliance Global Summit (2012) held at Taipei National University of the Arts. To inform his work in Singapore’s dance education, Peter has gone on professional development trips to the University of Auckland, Beijing Dance Academy and Taipei National University of the Arts. Partnering with agencies in Singapore’s dance industry and corporate entities, Peter has initiated, organised and directed a number of dance showcase platforms that have galvanised diverse professional and student communities.

In 2019, Peter was speaker at the inaugural International Ballet Grand Prix Singapore in June. His work, Skin, was staged at the Australian Youth Dance Festival Showcase Gala in Melbourne in July. In May the same year, he staged That Place of Least Resistance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In August, he staged the 90-minute work, Insistence and Burn, at the NAFA Studio Theatre and Esplanade Library. An extract of Insistence and Burn was performed at the Victorian College of the Arts on 12 and 13 November.

Peter holds a Masters in Choreography degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance [Trinity Laban Study Award] and a Masters in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton [Vice-Chancellor’s Overseas Merit Scholarship]. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Dance Choreography at the Victorian College of the Arts (The University of Melbourne).