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 Pennies from Heaven, The Sleeping Beauty (Russian Prince, Elfin Prince), Cinderella (Ambassador) and Alice (Gryphon), Frederick Ashton's Scènes de Ballet, Jorma Elo's Kings 2 Ends, Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire, Martin Lawrance's Run For It, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, Martin Lawrance’s Dark Full Ride, Helen Pickett’s The Room, Christopher Bruce’s Shift, Ji?í Kylián’s 14’20”, Peter Darrell’s Five Rückert Songs, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel.
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!
ROMEO & JULIET 2014
.Dance Europe, July 2014 - Andrew Peasgood was a warm, supportive Benvolio with clean technique.