Peta Anderson

Peta is one of Australia’s leading tap dancers who is taking the world by storm by combining her knowledge in both Irish and Tap dance styles to create unique rhythms found within her love of both percussive forms of dance.

Peta started dancing at the age of three in Sydney, where she attended The McDonald College. After finishing high school she went on to complete a Diploma in Performing Arts at Dance World Studios in Melbourne. Peta went on to tour with The Rhythms of Ireland around Australia and New Zealand straight after finishing her diploma, which lead her to performing with Dance of Desire in China. Peta then appeared on Ireland’s RTE TV program Dance Off where she was chosen to perform as principal dancer and played the part of Aisling in the show Noctu, which then went on to perform in New York on Broadway, gaining two Drama Desk award nominations. Peta then went on to perform in Riverdance between 2011 and 2015, travelling all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Europe, Uk and China, as part of their 20th anniversary tours. Whilst being a part of Riverdance she also starred in their brand new production Heartbeat of Home as part of the original cast performing in Ireland, China and Canada.

Peta was also a part of an arena tour of the UK performing in Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway On Tour dancing with the likes of Blue, Ashley Roberts, Peter Andre, and Westlife. When she returned to Sydney she was cast in the role of Lola in the Kermond creative production of Spiegle’esque, which has been performed all around Australia.

Peta now resides in Sydney where she is choreographing/producing and starring in a brand new show called Eireborne, which tributes everything Ireland has bought to the world in both music and dance. Eireborne has just finished its second tour with great success and has had numerous sold out shows. With the future looking very bright, Peta is so honoured that the first show she has helped create will perform a residency in both Zurich, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany later in 2019. 

She also performed on The Voice as the featured drummer for James Arthur as well as his film clip for his hit song You Deserve Better, and as a featured singer behind Conrad Sewell.

Peta has a growing reputation as a choreographer and recently choreographed the 2018 Bulgari launch in Sydney, and is now on board to choreograph a Brand new show featuring The Drummer Queens, directed and created by both Nigel Turner-Carroll and Joe Accaria.

She is recognised worldwide as a Capezio athlete and was named in the Top 30 Most Inspirational Athletes of 2017 to recognise 130 years of the brand. She was excited to be the face of the new campaign releasing the Tapsonic shoe as her style of fusing both tap and Irish dancing together represented the shoe perfectly. In 2018, she also became an ambassador for O’mara Sprung Floors which is based in Michigan, USA.

Most recently, Peta was on the faculty of the Australian Tap Festival and the London Tap Intensive in 2018, and in early 2019, she was on faculty at the UK Tap Festival in Manchester.