Peter Stathas Dance



“The art of dance relies on all possibilities…physical, intellectual, intuitive and emotional. Somehow all of these qualities are crafted together to form a piece that moves the audience”—Peter Stathas



Peter Stathas performing Marta Renzi’s work Cadenza Cartoons at Dance Theatre Workshop in 1983

Peter Stathas performing Marta Renzi’s work Cadenza Cartoons at Dance Theatre Workshop in 1983





Peter Stathas began his dance career at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and transferred to SUNY Purchase to finish his dance training. He moved to New York City to study with such dance luminaries as Gerri Houlihan, Lar Lubovitch, Mel Wong, Mark Morris and his mentor Maggie Black. He performed with the Jose Limon Dance Company and worked extensively with Bessie winning choreographer and filmmaker Marta Renzi.


For the past 30 years, Peter has worked as a Physical Therapist forming his own successful private practice, Freedom Physical Therapy Services, which has four locations in the greater Milwaukee area.


Peter returned to the stage in 2016 presenting his first work in over 30 years. His love for dance inspired his decision to return to choreography.


The mission of Peter Stathas Dance is simple. Peter Stathas Dance was created to give dancers a forum to unleash their creativity and individuality through a collaborative process with the choreographer to generate innovative movement. New works will be developed and performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, New York City and other cities across the country.


LEADERSHIP Inspire and empower dancers to reach their full potential.

 MENTOR To share the abundance of experience, knowledge and diversity that has been gained in a career that has spanned over 35 years.

 NETWORK Create an environment which connects and engages dancers for professional and personal growth.

 INCLUSION Ensure that quality dance programs are accessible to everyone.