Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Chaconne
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier, Candy Cane)
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Union Jack
  • La Valse
August Bournonville
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Ballabile from Napoli)
  • Flower Festival in Genzano (Pas de Deux)
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Les Gentilhommes
  • Romeo + Juliet (Romeo)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Court Jester)
  • Swan Lake (Neapolitan)
Jerome Robbins
  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • The Concert
  • Les Noces

originated featured roles in

  • Adam Hendrickson: Flit of Fury-The Monarch
  • Justin Peck: ‘Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom (Drunken Lords)

Originated corps roles in

  • Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Peter Martins: Friandises, Thou Swell
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Susan Stroman: Double Feature
  • Lynne Taylor-Corbett: The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Carnival of the Animals (Weasels and Rats), Estancia

Allen Peiffer was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He began his dance training at the age of six with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Mr. Peiffer entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 2000. In October 2002, Mr. Peiffer became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in October 2003 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.


Mr. Peiffer was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2002.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik