Photo by: Jeff-Cravotta 

Pete Leo Walker

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 4
Favorite local hangout: Common Market
Favorite thing to do on a day off:
Cook and watch movies
Favorite Charlotte restaurant:
Pio Pio
Biggest Pet Peeve:
When someone leaves the lights on after leaving a room

From Jacksonville, FL, Pete began his training at Dansations Performing Arts Center and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Pete was accepted into Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts on full scholarship. While at Nutmeg Conservatory
he performed with MOMIX for Pope Benedict XVI. He also performed DonQuixote pas de deux and Sleeping Beauty pas de deux, both staged by Kirk Peterson, and Diane and Actéon pas de deux, staged by Eleanor D’Antuono. In
2010, Pete joined North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 and was quickly promoted to the first company. His first season with NC Dance Theatre included dancing in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes pas de deux, Jiri Bubenicek’s Le Souffle de l’Esprit, Sasha Janes’ LastLost Chance, Dwight Rhoden’s Reflections Of... and Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section. Pete is a 2011 recipient of the Princess Grace Award, and in 2012 was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to
Watch.” In the summer of 2013, he danced as Romeo in The Chautauqua Institute’s The Romeo & Juliet Project.