Artists Take On Detroit - Projects for The Tricentennial
Peter Sparling



Born Michigan, 1951; lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan 

> Education

1973
B.F.A., The Julliard School, New York

1969
High school diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan 

> Selected Professional Experience: Dancer

1993–present
Peter Sparling Dance Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1994, 1998
Guest artist, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York

1973–87
Principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York

1978–84
Appearances in PBS television specials Dance in America, Live from Wolftrap, and The MET Celebrates 100 Years, with the Martha Graham Dance Company

1971–73
José Limón Dance Company, New York 

> Selected Professional Experience: Choreographer

1993–present
Artistic director, Peter Sparling Dance Company, choreographer of 100 works, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2001
Director and choreographer for the University Musical Society's production of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2000
Collaborator, choreographer, and director of multidisciplinary work "The Aerial Web"

1995
"Dance for the Wave Field," for the dedication of a landscape sculpture by Maya Lin, University of Michigan School of Engineering, Ann Arbor

1988–95
Director and regisseur, University of Michigan Dance Company, reconstructions of numerous works by Graham, Humphrey, Limón, Hoving, and Louis

1980–83
Peter Sparling Dance Company, New York

1978–83
Peter Sparling presents "Solo Flight" 

> Selected Awards

2001
Arts of Citizenship award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Project grant, National Endowment for the Arts

1999
Senior fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows

1998
Governor's Michigan Artist Award, ArtServe

1971, 1979, 1983
Recipient of choreographer's fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts

Peter Sparling Photo




> Education

> Selected Professional Experience: Dancer

> Selected Professional Experience:
   Choreographer

> Selected Awards