Peter Pucci creates movement. With extensive credits in theater, ballet, modern dance, and dance education, 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 recently choreographed a new production of Midsummer Night's Dream for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., directed by Ethan McSweeny. Other recent credits include: Roundabout Theatre’s Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes; Phaedra Backwards, directed by Emily Mann at the McCarter Theater; Johnny Baseball, directed by Diane Paulus at American Repertory Theater; and choreography for Dance On for the Big Apple Circus' domestic and international tours. Recent dance company commissions include Pucci:SPORT for the New Mexico Ballet, a work for Dance Theater of Harlem and the Dance Company at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Upcoming work includes: The World Premiere of Dream On By with music by Paul Simon for the State Street Ballet in California. Pucci has continued work as Artist in Residence at Manhattanville College and his position as guest artist at the Juilliard School in NYC.
As a Movement Director, Pucci’s work has been seen at major regional and New York theaters in a wide range of productions – from contemporary dramas and musicals to classics from Shakespeare, Chekhov and Molière. His broad-based understanding of movement in performance has carried his creations beyond the stage to film, television, commercials, industrials, fashion shows, ice-skating arenas and opera houses.
As a Choreographer, Pucci is the director of his own company, Peter Pucci Plus, and has choreographed ballets for many of the top dance companies in this country and abroad, including the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Alberta Ballet and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
As an educator and innovator, Peter has created an audience-accessible piece that has become an event unto itself: Pucci:SPORT. With nine action-packed “innings,” SPORT can be set on any group of dancers/students/athletes in an ability appropriate manner using the games of baseball, frisbee, hockey, basketball and more - allowing any company or student group to present pumped-up entertainment enjoyed by dance lovers and sports fans alike. As a vehicle for outreach, dance education, and just-plain-fun, Pucci:SPORT has been performed in venues large and small, from city playgrounds to Madison Square Garden.
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