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Peta Anderson

Name: Peta Anderson
Date of Birth: 11/17/1987
Hometown: Sydney
Country: Australia
Awards: Peoples choice award 2016 “”short & sweet”” cabaret festival 2016 – “”girls on tap”” Australia See more

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Biography

Peta started dancing at the age of 3 in Sydney, where she attended the Mcdonald college of the arts. After finishing high school she went on to complete a diploma in performing arts at “Dance world studios” Melbourne. Peta went on to tour with “The Rhythms of Ireland” around Australia and New Zealand straight after finishing her diploma which lead her to performing with “Dance of Desire” in China. Peta then appeared on Ireland’s “RTE” TV program “Dance off” where she was chosen to perform as principal dancer and played the part of “Aisling” in the show “Noctu”, which then went on to perform in New York on Broadway, gaining 2 drama desk award nominations. Whilst in New York Peta studied at “steps on broadway” and “broadway dance centre”. Peta has performed in Riverdance since 2011 in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Europe, Uk and China, and recently was a part of their 20th anniversary tours. Whilst being a part of Riverdance she also starred in their brand new production “Heartbeat of Home” as part of the original cast performing in Ireland, China and Canada. Most recently Peta was a part of an arena tour of the UK performing in Ant & Decs “Saturday night takeaway on tour” representing “Riverdance” dancing with the likes of Blue, Ashley Roberts, Peter Andre, and Westlife. Peta is now residing in Sydney where she is choreographing/producing and starring in a brand new show called “Eireborne” which features the best rock music from Ireland. Peta is also a member of the female tap group “girls on tap” who recently became the winner of the “short & sweet cabaret” Peoples choice award for 2016. In any time Peta has spare you will find her teaching at studios such as “Brent Street” and “hills dance factory” both situated in Sydney, Australia.

Dance Genres/Specialties

Tap, Jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, Irish dancing Peta is also a trained vocalist and performs in Sydney with “Two’s company”


Awards

  • Diploma in performing arts
  • 1st place “Australian dance showcase” – Tap

Accomplishments

Dancer: Sydney Olympic games 2000, Featured dancer “Silverchair” filmclip “If you keep losing sleep”, Lara Croft ” Lara Croft Tomb Raidor” show Melbourne, Crown Casino performer “Christmas show” 2008, Sony TVC, “Sounds of Spain” Adelaide Fringe, BBC Proms Belfast 2013, Kenna (US artist) TVC dancer, “Rite of Spring” Eire dance company opening of the Fleadh Ireland 2013, Guanghzhou China car show, release of Skoda 2014 dancer.

First thing that comes to mind when you say “CAPEZIO”

The engraved “capezio” stamp in the tap plate!!

Favorite “CAPEZIO” item

I love the customised k360s, i mean who wouldn’t want to have their own unique pair of the best tap shoes in the world!

Advice to other dancers…

Take a risk. Don’t worry about failing , your biggest regret in life won’t be about failing it will be, not even trying. We dance because we love what we do and if you love it then people will love watching you!!

Go with your gut instinct, you may have to travel down a much harder road to achieve your goal but i assure you that once you get there it is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience you can imagine!

Unusual fact/love/habit/goal/ability that other people might not know about…

I also love to sing, and my dad is an accomplished musician (has supported the rolling stones) so we regularly perform in Sydney as an acoustic duo called “Twos company”. I guess I was lucky enough to get the rhythm from my dads side. Oh and my initials spell my name Peta Elise Terese Anderson……(nope, was’nt on purpose either)

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