Peter Lewton-Brain (PLB)
Born in England, raised in East Africa, Peter Lewton-Brain trained as a dancer at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet while studying kinesiology and anatomy in New York City. Later learning the Cecchetti method under Margaret Craske and teacher training with Marika Besobrasova in Monte-Carlo.
Working in the United States, Los Angeles Ballet, Chicago City Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet he was subsequently engaged as a principal dancer in the National Ballet of Portugal and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo where he performed the major roles in the classical and neo-classical repertory (in ballets such as Giselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, Raymonda, Gaité Parisienne, to Balanchine’s Apollo, Theme and Variations, and in works by Kylian, Forsythe, Neumeier, Petit, Tudor, Limon, Eifman, Roriz, and Maillot, etc… ).
While still performing he started teaching, first as a guest, then in permanent positions at L’académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace, in Monte-Carlo and l’Ecole Supérieure de Danse Cannes Rosella Hightower where he prepared numerous dancers for international professional careers, such as Cedric Ygnace, Friedemann Vogel, Filip Barankiewicz, William Pedro, Aliex Martinez and many others. He has also taught, history of dance and anatomy at the European Institute of Technology.
His academic qualifications include a B.A. from the State University of New York, an M.A. from the University of Nice (France) and a D.O. from the Atman Euro-Institute of Osteopathy in Sophia-Antipolis (France).
An active member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and former member of the board of directors he has combined his dance experience with academic analysis and an osteopathic observation of the body. Beyond speaking as a lecture in cities such as New York, Paris, Washington D.C., Berlin, London, Canberra, Birmingham, Cleveland, Rome, Lisbon, Basel… he has also intervened for workshops of analysis of technique and biomechanics with dancers at the Jacqueline Onassis (American Ballet Theater) school, the Academy de Danse Princess Grace, the ESDC Rosella Hightower and the Ecole Superior de Danse de Marseille. His publications include articles for Dance Now (London), Danza & Danza (Milano), Dance Magazine (New York) and The Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.
He presently directs the Association Danse Médecine Recherche (ADMR) in Monaco and directs the Dancers Health Clinic in Cannes, France.