Peter Royston

Ballet Dancer, Person

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Who is Peter Royston?

Peter Royston is a dancer/ choreographer/teacher/director.

A successful career as a ballet dancer was followed by a choreographic career initiated by Scottish Ballet Director Peter Darrell who chose a workshop piece Steps to ..? for the company repertoire. This was followed by several commissions by Scottish Ballet. Created Scottish Dance Theatre in 1985. This company supported by The Scottish Arts Council and based in Glasgow toured Scotland and appeared in London . Initial performances explored a close collaboration with Designer Graham Bowers which had started with Pococurantis and developed with Friction and Touch performed at the inaugural performances of SDT at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow and following tour to favourable reviews.

Represented the UK at The International Course for Choreographers and composers 1984 Directed by Robert Cohan. Served on the dance committee at The Scottish Arts Council 1994 - 1999. Appointed lecturer at Dundee College 1991. developed a foundation course into the now Scottish school of contemporary dance based at The Space a £5million lottery funded studio and theatre complex which is home to the school.

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on July 23, 2013

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