Peter Pleyer studied after some years as actor in German theater, dance at the “European Dance Development Centre” / Art Academy Arnhem, NL. he worked as dancer and choreographic assistant with Yoshiko Chuma, New York and Mark Tompkins, Paris. Since his studies a long time collaborator with Ezster Gal/Budapest: Choreography and Improvisation (performances at the New York impro festival, paris celebration of 20years contact improvisation…). the duet “"practice what you preach"” focuses on the foundation of their work/relationship and was performed in many countries in europe including Russia and Poland. In Holland Peter choreographed his own dances (a.o. paticipant at the choreography competition, Groningen). 2000 Peter has moved to Berlin. With a big interest in the theoretical studies of dance and dance making, he is frequently asked to supervise and coach performance projects in Germany, Sweden and Poland, with a focus on new methods in dance training and composition - where improvisation plays an essential role. here he developed “"choreographing books"” a lecture/installation, with his view on the development of dance studies in the US and Europe. He helped to create a dance education for contemporary choreography in Berlin and is member of “"Veronika Blumstein"” an artist and science collective, that researches and reconstruct the work of a fictitious Polish choreographer . since 2007 Peter is the artistic director of Tanztage Berlin, a annual festival for young choreography in Berlin.