Born in England, Andrew trained as a Leeds Junior Associate with the Royal Ballet School, before moving onto both the Lower and Upper Royal Ballet Schools. During this time, he danced in The Royal Ballet's productions of The Nutcracker, This house will burn, Coppélia and The Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Swan Lake as well as winning 3rd prize at the Young British Dancer of the Year 2006 and two choreographic awards. In his graduation year, Andrew performed in Ashton's Swan Lake (pas de quatre), Bintley's Galentries (pas de trois) and Natalie Wier’s The Unwritten (lead male).
Upon Graduation Andrew joined the Ballet de L'Opera National du Rhin where the role of Peter in Bertrand D'At's Peter and the Wolf was created on him, other solo roles include Lucinda Child's Le Mandarin Merveilleux (Étudiant), Hervé Maigret's Retour a Rogville (Jardinier) and D'At/Guilhaumon's Danseurs et Magiciens (Bangor). Andrew has also danced in Maurice Béjart's Le Marteau sans Maitre and Variations pour une porte et un soupir, Alexander Ekman's FlockWork, Bertrand D'At's Papillons, Jo Strømgren's Coppélia and Gary Stewart's Un Black.
Andrew joined Scottish Ballet in July 2010 and has danced in Ashley Page's
Why did you become a dancer?
My sisters were dancing before me, but I only started taking an interest when I saw Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Conner. After seeing that I started tap dancing, and this eventually evolved into ballet!
Pennies from Heaven, Page
The Sleeping Beauty (Russian Prince, Elfin Prince), Page
Cinderella (Ambassador), Page
Alice (Gryphon), Page
Scènes de Ballet, Ashton
Jorma Elo's Kings 2 Ends, Jorma Elo
Song of the Earth, MacMillan
A Streetcar Named Desire, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa
Run For It, Lawrance
Highland Fling, Bourne
Dark Full Ride, Lawrance
The Room, Pickett
Five Rückert Songs, Darrell
Elite Syncopations, MacMillan
Hansel & Gretel, Hampson
Romeo & Juliet, Pastor
ROMEO & JULIET 2014
.Dance Europe, July 2014 - Andrew Peasgood was a warm, supportive Benvolio with clean technique.