Mead Alum Starts Dallas Contemporary Ballet Company
Diana (Peters) Crowder, Mead Alum (2005), is making news as she has founded the Pegasus Contemporary Ballet in Dallas, Texas. As Artistic Director, Diana has created a space for the artform and expression of dance that she believes people are hungry for since the beginning of the pandemic. “I love the idea of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration with ballet,” Crowder says. “I think you can create something so much more beautiful than the sum of its parts.”
Diana is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, where she was accepted to attend at the age of 13. At 18, she started her professional career with Tulsa Ballet and then joined Texas Ballet Theater for five seasons. Diana went on to pursue a varied and artistically fulfilling freelance career, dancing professionally for the National Choreographic Initiative in Irvine CA, Dances Patrelle in NYC, ARC Dance in Seattle, Ishida Dance in Austin, Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, and Ballet Dallas, as well as several guest performances, projects, and ballet teaching throughout the Dallas area.
Click here for the full feature story on Diana's vision for her ballet company in Arts and Culture Texas.