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On February 17, 2017

Petter Pucci

Peter Pucci is a Lucille Lortel Award winner and Drama Desk Nominate for Outstanding Choreography for Queens Boulevard, Peter also received a Drama Desk Award for his work on The Orphans’ Home Cycle. Peter graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Modern Dance and was a principle dancer and rehearsal director with Pilobolus Dance Theatre for nine years. Peter formed his own company, Peter Pucci Plus Dancers (PPPD) he directed, choreographed and produced PPPD. He has choreographed commissioned works for many ballet companies including The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Hispanico, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Austin,  Ballet Met, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Alberta Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet. Peter has also served as Movement Director for many theatrical productions including Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Learned Ladies, Fool for Love, The Importance of Being Earnest and Renard for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Recent dance commissions include The Beautiful Ones for the Joffrey Ensemble to the music of Prince, Pucci:Sport for the New Mexico Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Big Apple Circus – Dance On, The National Choreographers Initiative, and  Dream On By with music by Paul Simon for the State Street Ballet in California.  Upcoming productions include new chorography for  A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Alley Theater in Houston and curating an evening of short dance films for the Dance on Film Festival at Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC). Recent theater productions include the Master Harold and the Boys directed by Athol Fugard for the Signature Theater in NYC and Incognito directed by Doug Hughes for The Manhattan Theatre Company. Recently, two dance films, Swag n’ Bach: A Path To Choreography and a short dance film, In The Garden premiered at the JBFC. Peter has been the moderator for the Dance On Film Series at JBFC in Pleasantville NY since 2007 and a Guest Artist at the Juilliard School of Drama.

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