Paula J. Peters
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz
Paula J. Peters received her early training in ballet, modern, jazz and tap at British Dance Academy in Renton, WA under the direction of Sandra Baca. In October of 1991 she joined Spectrum Dance Theater as an apprentice and immediately moved on to become a full company member where she remained for fourteen years. She also served as SDT’s rehearsal director from 1998 to 2005. With SDT she performed lead roles in works by numerous choreographers, including Ann Reinking, Margo Sappington, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Claire Bataille, Danny Buracezki, Daniel Ezralow, Trey McIntyire, Donald Byrd, Wade Madsen and Dale A. Merrill, touring throughout the US, Europe and Mexico. In addition to working with Spectrum she performed in local industrials and independent artist productions. She has taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington, the Montana Dance Arts Association, and is currently on faculty at Dance Fremont. Upon resigning from Spectrum Dance Theater in May of 2005, she joined Next Stage Dance Theatre for two seasons. Paula J. Peters received her BFA in Dance through the Professional Dancers Program at Cornish College of the Arts in 2007, and her MFA in Dance from the University of Washington in 2011.