A Bay Area native (Fremont, CA), Peter is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he received a BFA in Dance with a minor in Education and Applied Psychology under the direction of Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, and Valerie Huston.
During his time at UCSB, Cheng performed in over twenty works including eight faculty-choreographed works, receiving the Matthew Alan Plaskett Scholarship, Patricia Sparrow Memorial Fund Scholarship, and Tonia Shimin Award for Excellence and Promise in the field of dance.
Since 2006, Peter has continued his training with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/Dance, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Post:Ballet, Liss Fain Dance, and has thoroughly enjoyed working with choreographers KT Nelson, Brenda Way, Doug Letheren, Robert Dekkers, Lenora Lee, Amy Seiwert, Nancy Karp, and Alex Ketley among others. In 2017, Cheng was invited to study with Sidra Bell Dance New York during the company's bi-annual Module, as well as Visceral Dance Chicago dancing works by Nick Pupillo and Mónica Cervantes.
Cheng founded Peter & Co. in 2014 as a continuation of his choreographic and improvisational practice after a six-year hiatus from dance to recuperate and realign from end-stage kidney failure.