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Peter Leung

Young Creative Associate

Peter Leung, born in London (United Kingdom), trained at The Royal Ballet School.

Peter Leung, originally from Britain but now living in Amsterdam, ended his dancing career with Dutch National Ballet in 2016. He made his choreographic debut with Dutch National Ballet in 2009 and has been developing as a choreographer ever since. Leung regularly creates work for international festivals, television, film and museums, and has made pop videos for Go Back to the Zoo en Armin van Buuren. In August 2016, Leung choreographed the first virtual reality ballet in the world, Night Fall, for Dutch National Ballet. Peter Leung is also one of the artistic directors of the interdisciplinary collective House of Makers, with whom he has created work for the Van Gogh Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, TEDx Women Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Museum N8 Amsterdam and other cultural events. Leung is creating a new work for the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, which will tour the Netherlands from 18 February 2017, and a new work for the IJ-salon of Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, in Amsterdam.

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  • With Dutch National Ballet since:  2003
  • Place of birth:  Kingston-upon-Thames (United Kingdom)
  • Career with Dutch National Ballet:  Coryphée (2010) Young Creative Associate (2016)
  • Previously danced with:  Bayerisches Staatsballett (Berlin, Germany), Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon (Lyon, France)
  • Training:  The Royal Ballet School (London, United Kingdom)