Peter Quanz is the first Canadian choreographer to have created a ballet for the legendary Kirov Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. His work was enthusiastically received by both audience and press and has led to further collaborations with the company.
Peter has choreographed for American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet Covent Garden (Linbury Theatre), American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, the Sacramento Ballet, the Chemnitz Ballet in Germany and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has been invited twice to attend the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet. He has also created experimental works for choreographic workshops with the Stuttgart Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Peter was invited to create a new work for the Fire Island Dance Festival 2006 (Dancers Responding to AIDS) collaborating with dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company.
In 2005 Peter received the Clifford E. Lee Award, Canada’s national award for young choreographers. He has also been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Chalmers Foundation and the Judy and Henny Jurriens Choreographic Fellowship.
Some of the current and upcoming projects include world premieres for the Kirov Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), the National Ballet of Canada, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.