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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. 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.

In August 2016, Leung created Night Fall for Dutch National Ballet, the first virtual reality ballet in the world that was praised by journalists 'as a key moment in dance history' (de Volkskrant). In 2019 Leung directed the Johannes Passion for the IJ-Salon in the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, which was also performed during the International Bach Festival on Gran Canaria and he created Individuell for the Bayerisches Junior Ballet Munich. In the summer of 2019 he was co-director of the annual International Young Patrons Gala of Dutch National Opera and Ballet. Together with filmmaker Altin Kaftira, he made Gently Quiet during the lockdown in 2020: eleven short dance videos that were recorded at various deserted locations 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)