Position: Former Artistic Director
Affiliation with organization: 2014 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2010 – 2015
Peter Stark trained at the School of American Ballet and began his performing career with New York City Ballet, later performing with Boston Ballet and the The Washington Ballet. Concurrently, Stark studied business administration at Strayer University in Washington, D.C. After graduating, Mr. Stark was the Director of the Orlando Ballet School and later founded the Next Generation Ballet (NGB) in Tampa, FL, which won many awards and accolades under his leadership. Mr. Stark’s students dance in New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Stark coached many winners for IBCs including Jackson, YAGP, the Prix de Lausanne and Princess Grace Awards. In 2015 Mr. Stark was appointed Associate Director of Boston Ballet II and Head of the Men’s Program for Boston Ballet School.