Our Executive director
Peter Pucci is a Lucille Lortel Award winner and Drama Desk Nominee for Outstanding choreography for Queens Boulevard (the musical). Peter also received a Drama Desk Award for his work on The Orphans’ Home Cycle. Peter attended Essex Community College (now CCBC) and Towson University. Peter graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Modern Dance. Peter was a principal dancer and rehearsal director with Pilobolus Dance Theatre for nine years. While with Pilobolus, Peter toured and taught worldwide, made several film and television appearances, performed on Broadway, collaborated on many Pilobolus pieces, before forming his own company, Peter Pucci Plus Dancers. Pucci Plus performed in New York City on Broadway and five seasons at The Joyce Theater.
Peter has choreographed over 150 dances, including commissioned works for The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Hispanico, Colorado Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Alberta Ballet and the Big Apple Circus. He has also served as movement director on numerous theatrical productions including The Cherry Orchard, Oklahoma, Fool for Love, Carnival, Twelfth Night, Midsummer Nights Dream, The Importance of Being Earnest and Renard for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Recent commissions include a new ballet for the New Mexico Ballet Company, a new commission for the University of Richmond’s Theatre & Dance department’s University Dancers. Other recent commissions include Fete du Ballet for the Texas Christian University’s School of Classical & Contemporary Dance, a NEA funded production of Migration, a group work for 50 dancers produced by the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Essex Campus, Dream On By for the State Street Ballet in California and the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble in New York City.
Peter has also directed two dance films, Swag n’ Bach: A Path to Choreography and In the Garden that premiered at the Jacob Burns Film Center. His third dance film Exuviae will premiere in the Fall of 2022. Peter is a Trustee Host for the Dance on Film Series at Jacob Burns and has curated many short dance films programs for the Dance on Film Series. He was an Artist In Residence at Manhattanville College for nine years and a Guest Choreographer/Movement Director for seven years at the Juilliard School of Drama. Peter was recently named Artist In Residence for the Dance Program at CCBC Essex.
Additional information at: https://pucciplus.com/