Peter Pleyer studied dance at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem. He worked as dancer and choreographic assistant with Yoshiko Chuma (New York) and Mark Tompkins (Paris). In Holland, Peter choreographed his own dances (i.e. participant at the choreography competition Groningen) In 2000 Peter moved to Berlin and worked with a.o. Martin Nachbar, Alex B. and Felix Ruckert. With a big interest in the theoretical studies of dance and dance making, he developed “choreographing books” (2005) a lecture/installation, with his view on the development of dance studies in the US and Europe.
He taught his workshop “History in Practice” at P.O.R.C.H. – Stolzenhagen, for the MA programm at ArtEZ in Arnhem, at the HZT Berlin and at Tanzquartier Vienna. In 2014 he resumed successfully his choreographic work with the solo “Ponderosa Trilogy” and the quartet/international improvisation format “Visible Undercurrent” (with a.o. Meg Stuart and Sasha Waltz). In November 2017 his group choreography „cranky bodies dance reset“ was performed at Sophiensaele Berlin. He is a regular guest teacher for Anatomical Release and Contact Improvisation for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and was guest lecturer at the UdK/HZT in Berlin in 2015/2016.