The Deborah & Kurt Hilzinger 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 and attended as a full-time student from 2007-2010 as a recipient of the Andrei Kramarevsky Scholarship. While at SAB, Mr. Peters had the privilege of participating in the New York Choreographic Institute, the annual SAB Workshops, an exchange program with the Royal Danish Ballet, and the 2008 Jerome Robbins Celebration with New York City Ballet.
Following SAB, Mr. Peters danced with the Kansas City Ballet under the direction of William Whitener. He joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice in November 2011 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet that spring. He was promoted to Soloist in June 2014 and the following year, became a Principal dancer.
Mr. Peters has performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™,The Prodigal Son, Allegro Brillante, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck and Oberon), Jewels (Rubies), Mozartiana, Jerome Robbins’ N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (Statics), Fancy Free (1st Sailor), Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove, Chroma by Wayne Mcgregor, The Second Detail by William Forsythe, Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan and Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake. He has originated featured roles in multiple works by Matthew Neenan, Nicolo Fonte, and Trey McIntyre.
Mr. Peters is a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award and the 2010 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.