Peter Franc | Principal Dancer
Joined OBT in 2015 | Principal since 2016
Peter Franc is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He trained with Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet Academy, where he received the Michael Wasmund Award upon graduation. He then joined Houston Ballet for eight years and rose to the rank of demi-soloist. He later moved to Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (2012) before joining OBT as a soloist (2015). OBT promoted him to principal in 2016. He regards his role in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun as a favorite, as well as Romeo in James Canfield’s Romeo & Juliet and Prince Siegfried in Kevin Irving’s Swan Lake. Other favorites include features in works by Jiří Kylián, Hans Van Manen, Stanton Welch, Christopher Bruce, Nicolo Fonte, Cayetano Soto, and Alejandro Cerrudo.