An American in Paris


New and extended! Original choreography by Peter Davison of a fun-filled 1950s tale set to a jazzy Gershwin score. Jerry is a young artist living in Paris, waiting for his big break. He meets Lise, a school teacher, helping one of her students who trips and falls to the ground. Jerry is taken by Lise’s beauty, but little does he know that she has promised her heart to another.

Boulder Ballet performing "An American in Paris" in 2007. Choreography by Peter Davison.

The full performance is about 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

Online sales end 1 hour before each performance. Walk up tickets available at the theater!

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria St,
St Paul, MN

Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 2:00pm

Tickets $22/$28/$35


Peter Davison is a mingler of movement arts, weaving influences from circus, dance, and physical theatre to create poetry of motion. With joyful ingenuity Peter brings everyday objects to life—as partners in a dance, or characters in a story—to create a singular expression of humanity. A frequent audience response is "I'll never look at the things around me the same way again!"

Peter was born in 1961 and raised in Santa Monica, California in a supportive and creative family. His boyhood idols were Alexander Calder and Batman, who no doubt inspired his future career in subtle ways. Through his teenage years, Peter learned to captivate non-captive audiences by juggling and unicycling on the streets of Los Angeles, and in 1979 got a gig as a white-faced juggler in the movie Xanadu with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly (now available on video cassette!)

In 1982, Peter won first place at the International Jugglers Association Championships, and then toured for ten years with the innovative juggling and movement troupe Airjazz, including an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Yes, Johnny was also a cool guy off screen.

Since the 1990's, Peter and his company of animate objects have performed at festivals and theaters internationally and on the CBS, BBC, and Fox TV networks.

Also an accomplished dancer and choreographer, Peter was Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet for eleven years, and he is a recipient of the national Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography.

After more than forty years in the performing arts, Peter continues to enjoy creating enchantments and sharing them with audiences of all ages through live, interactive events.