Craig T. Peterson was recently appointed the Artistic Director of the Abrons Arts Center, a program of the Henry Street Settlement on NYC's Lower East Side that supports the presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and art-workers. Previously he was Director of Programs at Gibney Dance, a multi-faceted center for dance and performance development, training and presentation in New York City. For ten years he served on the staff of Dance Theater Workshop, one of America’s preeminent contemporary performing arts institutions based in NYC. For four years he served as the organization’s Co-Artistic Director. After moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Peterson launched and directed the Live Arts Brewery (LAB), a research and development program supporting long term residencies and engagement activities for local and national artists as part of the FringeArts. For three years he was the Director and Producer of the annual Philly Fringe Festival, a three-week city-wide festival featuring the work of more than 200 performing artists and companies. He’s a proud husband and father to five children.