Tory Peterson has been an instructor at the Perpich Arts High School since 1993. He was a curriculum designer for Perpich’s 2000-2001 Frameworks for Arts Curriculum Strategies and EdStar Curriculum Repository. Peterson has led teaching workshops and presented at state and national conferences on classroom collaboration and interdisciplinary curriculum development. He is a member of the International ArtScience Network and has twice attended the International Translation Workshop at the Le Laboratoire in Paris. He received a B.A. in theater from Moorhead State University and M.A. in theater from Arizona State University. Peterson was recipient of the 2001 Animating Democracy Grant, 2003 SURDNA Foundation Grant and 2007 Gilder Lehrman Teachers Institute.