Michael Peters is probably the most acclaimed choreographer in the world today. He has won a Tony award for the Broadway musical Dreamgirls and has been nominated for various other awards, including the L.A. Drama Critics Award.


Michael Peter’s most recognised accomplishment is performing in and choreographing, Michael Jackson’s Beat It and Thriller for which he won the prestigious M-TV Video Award and the American Video Award.


Michael Peters has also choreographed numerous films and television programmes, including The Academy Awards and Diana Ross in Central Park. He also produced and directed Live Concerts including 1990 Earth, Wind & Fire World Tour and The Pointer Sisters 1991 Tour.


As a director, he has also directed episodes of Fame, Knots Landing, Dirty Dancing, A Different World and numerous videos and commercials. He not only choreographed but also directed the Broadway hit, Leader Of The Pack.


Michael Peters also did the choreography on The 5 Heartbeats directed by Robert Townsend for 20th Century Fox, whereafter he choreographed “Sarafina!” starring Whoopi Goldberg and Leleti Khumalo.


Resume as Choreographer



  • Dreamgirls (Received A Tony Award)

  • Leader Of The Pack


  • Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love (starring Armand Assante)

  • The 5 Heartbeats(starring Robert Townsend)

  • 3 Places Pour Le 26 (starring Yves Montand)

  • Little Nemo (Animated Film)


  • CBS – Disney’s Great American Celebration

  • HBO – “Comic Relief 3”

  • 16th Annual Black Filmmakers Award

  • RAI Television – “Carnivale” (7 Shows)

  • Showtime At The Apollo

  • Dancing To The Hits

  • The Pointer Sisters TV Special

  • Liberty Weekend – Closing Ceremonies-

  • Emmy Award

Music Videos:

  • Lionel Richie – Ballerina Girl, Dancing On The Ceiling, Hello, Say You, Say Me, Running With The Night

  • Michael Jackson – Beat It, Thriller

  • Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

  • Diana Ross – Pieces Of Ice