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As a biracial Asian American born in the Bronx and raised in Cocoa Beach, Peter often craved a deeper understanding of his Chinese identity. From a young age, his interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine was a gateway to that. Since then, his mere interest evolved into a deep fascination that influenced and continues to inform his values as a human and creator. In addition, being raised by his mother, a music therapist, profoundly influenced his rhythmic and musical approach to making. All these interests and experiences are central to Chu's healing approach to the creative process and how he guides and creates movement experiences and spaces.
Chu's career spans over three decades across both concert and commercial dance industries, nationally and internationally, pre-professional to professional, and beyond. Some notable credits include performing with Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot, and Celine Dion's A New Day, and choreographing for Ballet Augsburg, Cirque du Soleil, DART Dance Company, Gibney Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and more. Additionally, Chu finds great pride and belonging in his project-based company chuthis., where he feels free to explore the deepest parts of his identity and artistry as a director, choreographer, and educator, with his team.
Currently, Chu is based in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and travels frequently pursuing various freelance choreographic commissions and teaching experiences.
photo: Sacha Grootjans