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Born in Canada, Peter Quanz’ choreographic talent was nurtured by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Following his graduation, he was engaged by the Stuttgart Ballet with a focus on his choreographic development. In March 2005 the Chemnitz Ballet in Germany premiered his first full evening work, Charlie’s Kreuzfahrt (Charlie’s Cruise). Set to a specially commissioned arrangement of Cole Porter melodies, Charlie’s Cruise is an evening length story ballet set in the 1920s and peopled with characters from the silent film era.
Quanz has also choreographed for The Royal Ballet, the New York Choreographic Institute, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, as well as young choreographers’ evenings with the Stuttgart Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
He has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Chalmers Foundation, as well as the Clifford E. Lee Award which supported a new creation for the Banff Centre for the Arts