Justin Peck is a Soloist and the Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet. Mr. Peck grew up in San Diego, California, where he studied at California Ballet for two years. In 2003, he began training at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. He was named an apprentice in 2006, joined the NYCB corps de ballet in spring 2007, and was promoted to Soloist in February 2013.
Portrait © Paul Kolnik
In the fall of 2009, Peck participated in the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of NYCB, and in 2011, NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins designated Peck to receive NYCI’s first year-long choreographic residency. Peck choreographed six works for New York City Ballet in two years—In Creases (2012), Year of the Rabbit (2012), Paz de la Jolla (2013), Take-Offs and Landings (NYCB MOVES, 2013), Capricious Maneuvers (2013), and Everywhere We Go (2014)—and was named Resident Choreographer, the second in the Company’s history, in July 2014. During the 2014-2015 season, he has created Belles-Lettres, which premiered at the 2014 Fall Gala, and ‘Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes, which premiered during the winter season.
In addition to his choreographic work for NYCB, Peck has also created ballets for a range of companies including Miami City Ballet, LA Dance Project, the School of American Ballet, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, and Skidmore College.