Born 1973 in Canberra, Peta is a descendant of the Darug people, Booroberongal clan, of New South Wales. She began her performing arts journey at thirteen, studying all styles of dance and going on to train at NAISDA Dance College, later joining Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre and touring Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Latin America.
Peta became a member of the celebrated Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2000, appearing in the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics Arts Festival, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and dancing in Skin, Corroboree and Walkabout and the opening of Canberra’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Since leaving Bangarra Dance Theatre, Peta has worked as a freelance Performer, Choreographer, and Dance Teacher, and a Designer for costumes, props, and scenery. Her extensive credits include: Sydney Dreaming Festival, Rugby World Cup, Sydney Swans Reconciliation Match, Canberra’s World Leaders Conference, Woodford Dreaming Festival, various Woggan-ma-gule ceremonies, the opening of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, the launch of Jannawi Dance Theatre, and the Utzon Memorial Ceremony. Peta is also a proud mother of five children.