Peti Costa is a Berlin-based independent dancer, choreographer and docent working in the fields of contemporary dance, theater, and performance. He is co-creator of Nomadic Roots, a platform for the study, research, and exchange of ideas involving body practices, movement (re)education, and human development. He holds a degree in Body Arts Communication / Performing Arts (PUC/SP, 2006). He has taken the Certificate of Higher Education course of “Creating dance in art and education – Dance Pedagogy / Choreography” (TanzTangente/Universität der Künste Berlin, 2020) and the advanced training program Somatic in Dance, Choreography and Performance (Somatische Akademie Berlin, 2018). Currently he is taking part in the certification program in the Unfold Method, inspired by the Alexander technique and contemporary dance, directed by Valentina Bordenave.
In 2017 and 2018 he danced in the piece FluGANGsT directed by Maria Ferrara, with performances at the Acker Stadt Palast Theatre and at the PAF (Performing Arts Festival).
Since 2019, he has been dancing in the peformance Dance For Sale by Grupo Oito, as well as collaborating in the body preparation of the dancers.
From 2020 to 2022 he was resident artist at Plataforma VeiculoSur developing experiments with Brazilian artist Danilo Nonato. In 2021 and 2023 he received the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. Dis-Tanz-Solo scholarship.
Since 2019 he has been a dance teacher at the Jugendkunstschule Mitte Berlin. He is a guest professor at the Bachelor of Dance, Context and Choreography (HZT/UDK Universität Der Künste, Berlin, 2021, 2022). He works as a teacher and artist at Tanztangente, where he performs dance projects for the community in Berlin.
In 2022 he created a performance duo with the artist Anna Clementi for the #share-Interferenz - project part of the Publico Festival - 10 years of the Acker Stadt Palast.