Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion

Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion makes dance and dance theatre, often translating the poetic and humane within everyday lives into performance. These can be grand spectacles on-site or miniature dances that happen on table tops, as well as more traditional performances on stage. The company of dancers are adept in multiple techniques of movement and performance and span an age-range of five decades, creating a rarely seen dimension of humanity within a dance company.

Recent commissions, residencies and performances include a year long residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, site specifc work commissioned by Rose Kennedy Greenway at the Rings Fountain, at the Hatch Shell with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, commissioner of two works created by PDM to music of Bernstein and Copland; The Yard/Martha's Vineyard (Bessie Shonberg Fellowship), Jacob's Pillow, Gibney NYC, Pontine Movement Theatre/Portsmouth NH,   and "Everyday Cabaret" at the Boston Center for the Arts, where the company is a performing artist resident. Peter is the recipient of a Boston Foundation/Aliad Fund "Next Steps" grant, and two Creative City grants from NEFA: the first, a collaboration with immigrant voices with Villa Victoria Cultural Center, and the second, "From Stones to Rainbows: Gay to Queer Lives", in process over 2020, is creating a multi-faceted look at the dialogue among elder and younger LGBTQ+ community.

Artistic Director Peter DiMuro returned to Boston after touring internationally for 15 years, creating work for, performing with and serving as Artistic Director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. His work has been commissioned by major presenters throughout the US, including his intergenerational LGTBQ inspired "Near/Far/In/Out" and "Gumdrops and the Funny Uncle", an alternative to the "Nutcracker" for families of choice, featuring the LGBTQ+ community.

Peter often speaks on dance, as a form of dance literacy and advocates for the field, and as consulted for dance and arts organizations (Ballet Trocadero de Monte Carlo, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble) and corporate clients (Whole Foods). He is also Executive Director of The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA, a 7 studio/2 performance center of creation, study and performance. 

I Have Worked With

  • September 2015 to July 2019

    Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion is a dance company in residence at The Boston Center for the Arts. Building on a previous residency in 2013, PDM will begin a long term relationship with BCA and produce at least one major event yearly for the next 5 years.

  • April 2013

    Peter is the Executive Director of The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA

  • August 2008

    Peter was a performer/choreographer/collaborator with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange from 1993-2008, becoming Artistic Director of the company his last five years. MacArthur "Genius" Lerman and the company toured internationally, creating works with the professional core company but often including community members of all ages and backgrounds within the work and as subject matter inspiration.

  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director/Choreographer/Director
Mailing Address: 
96 Broadway #110
Boston, MA 02116
Physical Address: 
96 Broadway #110
Boston, MA 02116
Last Name: 
202 905 4662


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Product Development Services
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Boston Dance Alliance
Network of Ensemble Theatres
Drake University, BFA, Theatre
Connecticut College, MFA, Dance
American Dance Festival, professional study in NY, Boston
BCA Resident Company
Boston Dance Alliance Retreat and Residency Fellowship
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
for stage: sprung floor; adaptable requirements depending on locations (site specific, out of doors, etc.)
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: