PETER, originally from Cocoa Beach, Florida, is a distinguished artist who strives to push the physical bounds of dance. He began his training as a competitive gymnast, later nurturing his artistry at Dussich Dance Studio where his evolution into dance began. As a BFA student at The Julliard School (under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy), Chu was pushed further as a technical mover and began an explosive journey into choreography. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreography.
Chu is a remarkable and multi-faceted artist; as a performer he has danced with BJM _Danse, EZdanza, as the lead in singer Christina Perri’s Jar of Hearts music video, in Celine Dion’s Vegas spectacular A New Day, and with Crystal Pite’s company, Kidd Pivot.
In 2008, Chu formed his own project-based company chuthis. Most recently the company performed its wildly popular show, Nothing Sticks, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Chu’s company has also been selected as the 2014 Emerging Principal Company for Springboard Danse Montréal.
Last season, Chu enjoyed serving as the rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater 2. He recently created works for Giordano Dance Chicago (Divided Against) and Hubbard Street 2 (Floating After Times). In October, Chu performed Crystal Pite’s A Picture of You Falling for Fall for Dance North (Toronto). Following the November production of chuthis’s new work ––in3s––, he is looking forward to performing Betroffenheit with Kidd Pivot and excited to continue working with NDT as Guest Rehearsal Director for NDT1, both in the Spring of 2017.