H.Petal grew up in Liverpool, raised by his immigrant grandmother, a master pattern maker who had him creating clothes for his family by age ten. Petal briefly attended Central St. Martins in the late 80’s before dropping out to follow his aesthetic heart to England’s underground. He has designed for a wide variety of Petronio’s choreographic adventures throughout the dance world since 1991, including Like Lazarus Did, MiddleSexGorge, Close Your Eyes and Think of England, and Bud Suite for the Stephen Petronio Company; Extravenous for Lyon Ballet; Laytext for The Deutsche Opera Berlin; Tragic/Love for Ballet de Lorraine;  and By Singing Light for National Dance Company Wales.