Joshua L. Peugh

4 PM | Dance for the Community

The Founder and Artistic Director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance has dedicated his company to crafting and curating entertaining, inventive, and—most importantly—accessible dance, specifically for the community they now call home, the Mesilla Valley.

Joshua L. Peugh (he/him) is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and Co-founder of Fair Assembly. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and an alumnus of Universal Ballet (under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov), he has created work for festivals in Asia, Europe, and North America, winning awards for his choreography in South Korea, Japan, Canada, and the USA.  

He was the recipient of the Grand Prize at the McCallum Theatre's 18th Annual Choreography Festival, and Dance Magazine chose him as one of their "25 to Watch."

Joshua served as choreographer for legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s concert Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey and was the 2018 recipient of the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence. He has created over 50 new works for:

  • Amy Seiwert’s Imagery
  • BalletX
  • Ballet Memphis
  • The Big Muddy Dance Company
  • BODYTRAFFIC
  • Bruce Wood Dance Project
  • Collage Dance Collective
  • Company E
  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre
  • Dallas Theater Center
  • Dance Lab NY
  • DanceWorks Chicago
  • Eisenhower Dance
  • Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
  • MADCO
  • METdance
  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet
  • Tulsa Ballet
  • Verb Ballets
  • Whim W’Him
  • and more

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