Peter Parker trained at the Central School of Ballet under Christopher Gable, from here he graduated into Northern Ballet Theatre again under the directorship of Mr. Gable.

From 1988–1994 he danced in all of the companies repertoire including Coppelia, Don Quixote, Memoir Imaginare and Strange Meeting by Michael Pink, Simple Man, Lipizzaner and The Bronte’s by Gillian Lynn. D’ensemble by Graham Lustig and Extenzions by Derek Williams. As principle of the company other roles included Albrecht from Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, the Prince in Cinderella, La Corsair pas de deux and the Grand pas de deux from Don Quixote.
In 1994 Peter moved to France and danced as principle dancer with Ballet Du Rhin. This gave him the opportunity to dance a large variation of neo classical repertoire such as Stool Games by Kylian, Step Text by William Forsythe, Dance, Chamber Symphony and Mandarin by Lucinda Childs, Voluntaries by Tetley, Grosse Fuge by Hans Van Manen and Worchek by Davide Bombana, Green Table, Pavanne Pour Un Enfant and Grand Ville by Kurt Josse to name a few. The company also performed many traditional ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, La Sylphide and La Fille Mal Garde all of which Peter danced principle roles.
Guesting performances have included Nutcracker Pas de deux for Nevada Ballet with his wife Shannon, the Rite of Spring with Ballet Bejart.
Peter also created three pieces for Ballet Du Rhin.( Bird in the Hand, Bitter Harvest and Memoir Perdu with his wife.)
Peter has taught at the Northern Ballet School. He now teaches at Kate Simmons School, Derby Academy as guest teacher and is invited to be a guest teacher at international summer schools.
Peter is also a trustee and teacher for the Louise Brown Yorkshire Ballet Scholarship Centre. In 2010 he created a new full length Nutcracker for Manchester City Ballet in collaboration with his wife.

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