Former BalletMet Company Dancer Peter Kurta

Company Member from 2017-18

Hometown: Marietta, New York
Favorite Book: “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Album. It a fictional work that also imitates a parable, calling into question the roll of time and our constant need for more of it.
Favorite Local Spot: Philco in the short North. It’s the perfect atmosphere to have a relaxing weekend morning or a small bite to eat after work. It’s also very close to Goodale  Park which is my favorite place to read a nice book.

Peter Kurta raised in the small town of Marietta, NY, began his ballet training at age 4. In 2006, he continued at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Professional Division where he trained for 5 years. In 2011, he transferred to The Rock School for Dance Education where he performed soloist roles in Balanchine’s Symphony in C and The Nutcracker. He was a member of Tulsa Ballet II for their 2014/15 season, and BalletMet II for their 2015/16 season. Mr. Kurta has performed corps and soloist roles in ballets by Edwaard Liang, James Kudelka, Gustavo Ramierez Sansano, George Balanchine and many more. He joined Dayton ballet the following season where he performed the world premiere of Dracula Bloodlines. He also performed the Sugar Plum Cavalier, and works by Jessica Lang, Gina Patterson and Nicole Haskins. He is so happy to be returning to the beautiful city of Columbus and to be a part of the 40th anniversary season.