Petre was born and raised in Craiova, Romania. Whilst at school he developed a love for performance including physical theatre, comical mime and dance. Petre joined the school dance group and over a six-year period toured nationally and internationally. It was during this period that Petre found his desire to become a professional performer.
Petre became deaf as a young child. Through contact with Glasgow’s Solar Bear Theatre Company he discovered a new course for deaf actors being launched at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2015. He was successful in gaining a place and graduated with a BA in Performance (BSL/English) in 2018. In the same year Macrobert Arts Centre saw the potential of the new graduates and deaf artists overall, applied for funding from Creative Scotland to create a 12 month, BSL Director Trainee opportunity. Petre was that successful applicant and started that journey in June 2018. His work at Macrobert Arts Centre has been a huge success, working in different strands, while he continued to develop his own work. This work was showcased back in June and with further funding as part of the Create:Inclusion fund from Creative Scotland he did a RnD week for a new piece of work aimed at young children (Deaf & hearing) called ‘Squirrel’.
Theatre credits include: Words, Who Needs Them (On The Verge), The Jungle Book (RCS) , Last Woman Left (RCS), 9/11 (RCS), Love and Information (RCS/Solar Bear), Scavengers (RCS), Dream on! (BBC Arts Live), Ban On Fantasy, Beautiful Thing (RCS) , Heartsore and 9/11 (Macrobert Arts Centre), Heartsore (Manipulate Festival), Squirrel-RnD (Macrobert Arts Centre) Film credits include: XYZ (RCS Short Film), Assassins Contract 2016, Calder (RCS Short film), Contenders, Andrei (Rebecca Reeves Short Film).