Peter London: The Man Behind the Vision


Peter London

Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer

A native of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Peter London is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Peter London Global Dance Company. Regarded by the Miami Herald as “a revered and beloved dance teacher,” London is an honors graduate of The Julliard School and serves as a professor of dance at Miami-Dade College / New World School of the Arts. He is also an active mentor to some of the biggest stars in professional dance such as principal dancer Jamar Roberts of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lloyd Knight and Mariya Dashkina Maddux of the historic Martha Graham Dance Company, and La Michael Leonard of New York City’s Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Professional Training in Dance

  • 2005 BFA Degree, Dance, University of Florida/Miami-Dade College/New World School of the Arts
  • 2003 Associate of Arts Degree, Miami-Dade College/ New World School of the Arts
  • 1987 Diploma - The Juilliard School
  • 1982 Certificate - Royal Academy of Dancing (Male Elementary Ballet)

Scholarships/Awards/Grants (Partial List)

  • 1982 Prime Minister Trophy Competition, Trinidad & Tobago. Best Male Dancer/Best Choreographer
  • 1984 Alvin Ailey Scholarship
  • 1985 The William Randolph Hearst Award
  • 1987 The Jose Limon Prize, The Jose Limon Honorary Award
  • 1987 The Schuman Prize
  • ϭϵϴϳ The first Martha Hill Prize for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement in Dance͟
  • 2003 Miami-Dade College Golden Apple Innovations Grant
  • 2011 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant
  • 2012 ICABA Award (Top 100 Caribbean American Professional of South Florida)
  • 2012 American Jewish Committee Honoree
  • 2012 Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Community Grant
  • 2013 LEGACY MAGZINE Honoree - LINKS National Award

Choreography: Fifty choreographic creations

Dance Education/ Performance (Partial List)

  • 1972-1976 - George King Youth Center (started at the age of 12)
  • 1976-1983 - Barataria Folk Dance Group:
  • 1977-1983 - Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theater
  • 1978-1983 - Caribbean School of Dancing, Ltd.
  • 1983-1987 - The Juilliard School
  • 1987-1988 - The Jose Limon Dance Company
  • 1988 - The Pearl Lang Dance Company
  • 1988-1997 - The Martha Graham Dance Company

Teaching (Partial List)

  • 1989-2012 - The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
  • 2007-2010 - The Alvin Ailey School
  • 1987-2003 - MDC/NWSA
  • 2002-2005 - Liberty City Cultural Arts Center