Peter Chu

Professional StudiesSummer Dance

Peter Chu

Born in the Bronx and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Peter Chu began his training as a competitive gymnast, later nurturing his artistry at Dussich Dance Studio, where his evolution into dance began. Upon graduation from The Juilliard School, he performed with BJM Danse, EZdanza, Aszure Barton & Artists, Kidd Pivot and in ‪Celine Dion’s Vegas spectacular, "A New Day." Peter can be seen as the lead in ‪Christina Perri’s "Jar of Hearts" music video. 

In 2008, Chu formed a Las Vegas project based dance company, chuthis., which showcases the work of him and his collaborators. chuthis. also provides movement education programs which foster technical and artistic development. 

Chu has been an honoured recipient of choreographic awards and commissions, including the Hector Zaraspe Prize, A.C.E. Capezio Award and Hubbard Street Dance International Commission Project. He was also named a Blodgett Distinguished Artist by Harvard University for 2018. Additionally, Chu has served as the Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater 2, and as a Guest Rehearsal Director for NDT1. 

Chu has created works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Charlotte Ballet II, Orlando Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street 2, Giordano Dance Chicago, SYTYCD, Naomi Stikeman’s "Çaturn," Houston MET Dance, New Dialect, SALT Contemporary Dance, Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, Springboard Danse Montreal, Harvard Univeristy, Point Park University and The Juilliard School, among others. Most recently, he premiered a creation for Juilliard New Dances entitled "Play Well with Others" and a creation for Charlotte Ballet entitled "Let Be," for its program Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented.

This past season, Chu premiered new creations for Staatstheater Augsburg in Germany and HSPro in Chicago. He is also currently developing a new creation with his own company, chuthis.