Allen Peiffer was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He began his dance training at the age of six with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Mr. Peiffer entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 2000. In October 2002, Mr. Peiffer became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in October 2003 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.
Mr. Peiffer was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2002.
Portrait © Paul Kolnik