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Peter Walker is from Fort Myers, Florida, where he began his early dance training at age eight with teacher Judy Murray in tap dance and the next year at the Gulfshore Ballet with Melinda Roy. Mr. Walker began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of the New York City Ballet, during the 2006 and 2007 summer courses and enrolled as a full-time student in the winter of 2007.

In the spring of 2011, Mr. Walker became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in Fall 2012. In October 2018, Walker was promoted to soloist at the NYCB, and in February 2022 he was promoted to principal dancer.

Mr. Walker’s first work for the Company, ten in seven, premiered at NYCB’s Fall 2016 Gala. His second work, dance odyssey, premiered in Winter 2018.


  • Agon
  • Coppélia (War & Discord)
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Haieff Divertimento
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom, Demetrius, Titania's Cavalier)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Dr. Stahlbaum, Hot Chocolate)
  • Orpheus 
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Swan Lake
  • Symphony in C
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Waltz)
  • La Valse
  • Vienna Waltzes


  • Oltremare


  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)


  • Bright
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Romeo + Juliet (Romeo)
  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Benno, Spanish)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (The Wolf, Gold, Prince Désiré)


  • Copland Dance Episodes
  • Easy
  • Everywhere We Go
  • Partita
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • Rotunda
  • The Times Are Racing


  • Voices


  • Concertino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • Glass Pieces
  • Interplay
  • Moves
  • NY Export: Opus Jazz
  • Piano Pieces
  • West Side Story Suite (Tony)


  • Dance Odyssey


  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale

Kyle Abraham

  • Love Letter (on shuffle)
  • The Runaway

Sidra Bell

  • pixelation in a wave (Within Wires)

Edwaard Liang

  • Lineage

Justin Peck

  • New Blood

Jamar Roberts

  • Emanon – In Two Movements

Christopher Wheeldon

  • From You Within Me


  • Les Bosquets

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Justin Peck

  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Peter Martins

  • Ocean's Kingdom

Troy Schumacher

  • The Wind Still Brings

Christopher Wheeldon

  • American Rhapsody, Les Carillions

Screen Test

Peter Walker

Whether poring over Golden Age movie musicals, capturing choreography on film, or watching colleagues perform, Principal Dancer Peter Walker simply can’t see enough dance. Despite the pre-performance jitters, there’s no other career path he envisions himself pursuing.

Anatomy of a Dance

Peter Walker on DANCE ODYSSEY

Peter Walker, the choreographer of dance odyssey, shares his artistic process for this final duet, where the slower movement gives the audience an opportunity to appreciate the musicality of Ashley Laracey and Adrian Danchig-Waring’s long-standing dance partnership.


Mr. Walker was the recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2011.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik