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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. 

He was promoted to soloist in October 2018.

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.

HONORS

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

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Agon
  • Coppélia (War & Discord)
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Dr. Stahlbaum, Hot Chocolate)
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom, Demetrius)
  • Orpheus (Dark Angel)
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Waltz)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

MAURO BIGONZETTI

  • Oltremare

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

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

PETER MARTINS

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

JUSTIN PECK

  • Easy
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • The Times Are Racing

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Voices

JEROME ROBBINS

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

PETER WALKER

  • dance odyssey

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

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

Kyle Abraham

  • The Runaway

Edwaard Liang

  • Lineage

Justin Peck

  • New Blood

JR

  • 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

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.