Alexander Peters

Principal Dancer

Alexander Peters began his training at Nicole Swope’s Centre Dance of State College, PA. He continued his training at Deborah Anthony's Allegheny Ballet Academy under the guidance of Cristin Burwell, Cherie Noble, and Richard Cook. Mr. Peters was accepted to The School of American Ballet in Summer 2006 and attended as a full-time student from 2007-2010 as a recipient of the Andrei Kramarevsky Scholarship (created by Peter Boal). While at SAB, Mr. Peters had the privilege of participating in several New York Choreographic Institute projects, the annual SAB Workshops, and the 2008 Jerome Robbins Celebration with New York City Ballet. He participated in an international exchange program with the Royal Danish Ballet after receiving a scholarship from the Danish American Society. 
 
Following SAB, Mr. Peters danced with Kansas City Ballet under the direction of William Whitener where he performed several George Balanchine ballets including Mozartiana and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. He also originated the title role in the world premiere of Whitener’s Tom Sawyer.
 
In 2011, Mr. Peters performed with Pennsylvania Ballet as a guest artist in Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée. He joined the Company as an Apprentice in November 2011 and was promoted to Corps de Ballet in April 2012 and to Soloist in June 2014. He has performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Soldier, Tea, and Candy Cane), The Prodigal Son, Allegro Brillante, and in 2015 debued as Prince Siegfried in Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake. His has danced featured roles in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck and Oberon), Jewels (Rubies), Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove, Matthew Neenan’s 11:11 (Poses), Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Robbins’ N.Y Export: Opus Jazz (Statics) and The ConcertJiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, and Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux). He has originated featured roles in Neenan's Beside them, they dwell and La Chasse and McIntyre’s The Accidental. 
 
Additionally, Mr. Peters has performed as a guest artist with Tom Gold Dance and Dance Theater of Pennsylvania and has been featured at both the Kansas City Dance Festival and the Vail International Dance Festival. In August 2013, he performed with BalletX at the Joyce Theater in New York City in works by Neenan and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. 
 
Mr. Peters was named a “Dancer to Watch” in Dance Spirit Magazine’s December 2009 issue and was featured as a "Dancer Spotlight" in the April 2013 issue of Pointe Magazine. Mr. Peters is a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award and the 2010 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.