HE/HIM/THEY/THEM

Artistic Biography

Peter Kelly is a queer Toronto based dancer, performance maker, artistic director, teacher, producer, and personal trainer. Peter trained in fitness and nutrition through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA), is a graduate of the Dance Performance Studies program at George Brown College, and is currently in his sixth season as a company dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT). Beyond TDT, Peter has worked with SummerWorks Performance Festival as the Patron Services Coordinator, with The Toronto Dance Community Love-In as a Space Host, with Dance Ontario as the Provincial Networks Coordinator, and is currently the Artistic Director of New Blue Emerging Dance. As a teacher, Peter has had the opportunity to teach at H.B. Beal Secondary School, Conteur Dance, Dance Steps London and more. As a performance maker, Peter strives to construct performance works that tackle taboos, barriers, and stigmas associated with nudity, BDSM, sexual identity, and kink. Peter has had the opportunity to present work at Guelph Dance Festival, London Dance Festival, Queer Cab (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), and Impact Festival, among many others.


Work-In-Development

Edging  is my most recent performance work in development.
I ask myself... what truly is the edge? what truly is the limit? what truly is too much?

The solo's development has been supported through The Choreographic Marathon and P.R.E.P. by Across Oceans Arts and through Wind Down Dance by Kaeja d'Dance. I would like to acknowledge Peggy Soria and Kaelin Isserlin for their continued support of this works development. The video below is from a work-in-progress showing through P.R.E.P. (challenging works by challenging artists) which took place on March 1st 2020 at Artscape Yongeplace (IGAC Studio), Toronto.

Photography: Alkarim Jadavji

*To view this art work, please be age of majority. The video below contains provocative imagery, including nudity and sexually explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised.

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