Peta Anderson

Peta is one of Australia’s leading Tap dancers, and 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 3 in Sydney, where she attended the Mcdonald college of the arts . After finishing high school she went on to complete a diploma in performing arts at “Dance world studios” 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 2 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 & Decs “Saturday night takeaway on tour” dancing with the likes of Blue, Ashley Roberts, Peter Andre, and Westlife. 

When Peta 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 is about to become international as “Eireborne” will perform a residency in both Zurich, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany later in 2019. 

Peta 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”.

In 2021 Peta was a featured performer in the original show of “Hughman” featuring Hugh Sheridan  at the Adelaide Fringe festival.

Peta has a growing reputation as a choreographer and recently choreographed the Brand new show “The drummer Queens” directed and created by both Nigel Turner-Carroll and Joe Accaria which toured Australia during 2021 and has some very exciting plans for the future. Peta is also a co-founder and choreographer of the “Australian tap company” which performed their first work “The Tap Affect” at the end of 2021 through Form dance projects at the Parramatta Riverside theatre.

 Peta 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 “Capezio” 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.

 Peta has also been on the faculty for the “Australian Tap festival”,  “London Tap intensive” in 2018 and in early 2019 she was also on faculty at the “UK tap festival” in Manchester.

 In 2022 Peta’s show “Eireborne” will be touring Australia which she is very excited about and is looking forward to the future with numerous projects in the works.