Peter Pucci

Peter Pucci creates movement. With extensive credits in theater, ballet, modern dance, dance education, opera and fashion, Pucci is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. Pucci is a Drama Desk Award Nominee for Outstanding Choreography and a Lucille Lortel Awardee for Outstanding Choreographer for his work on Queens Boulevard. Pucci also received a Drama Desk Award for his work on The Orphans' Home Cycle.

Pucci is known as a Choreographer/Movement Director who works exceptionally well with actors, dancers, opera singers, models - both those with movement experience and those with no movement training. He is able to collaborate closely with Directors to create theatrically appropriate movement for the performers that capitalizes on their innate movement quality while staying true to the vision of the production – giving the actors/dancers/singers/models or anyone he works with, movement that is appropriate for their characters as well as for their abilities. Pucci refers to his way of working as "ability appropriate movement for the moment".

Recent theatrical productions include: Master Harold and the Boys directed by Athol Fugard at the Signature Theatre; Incognito, directed by Doug Hughes Off Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club; Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Gregory Boyd at The Alley Theater in Houston; Desire, directed by Michael Wilson Off Broadway at 59E59; One Man, Two Guvnors, directed by Gregory Boyd at The Alley Theater and Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeney at The Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC. Additional credits include: Antony and Cleopatra directed by Emily Mann at the McCarter Theater; Neil LaBute's new play, Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney at MCC Theater NYC; and two dance films: Swag n' Bach: A Path To Choreography and In the Garden which both premiered at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

Recent dance company commissions include the world premiere of Dream On By with music by Paul Simon for the State Street Ballet in California, PUCCI:SPORT for the New Mexico Ballet, and new ballets for Dance Theater of Harlem and the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble in New York City.

Pucci is currently working on a new NEA funded production, Baltimore Stories, where he will create a new group work for 60 actor/dancers from a variety for Baltimore Colleges and Magnet Arts High Schools. Pucci has taught at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and has been a guest artist at Juilliard School of Drama in NYC. Pucci is also a Guest Moderator and Programmer for the Dance On Film Series at Jacob Burns Film Center

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