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Tiler Peck was born in Bakersfield, California. She began her dance training at the age of two at her mother’s dance studio, Bakersfield Dance Company.

At the age of seven, she began studying privately with former Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Alla Khaniashvili in Hollywood. At the age of 11 she began studying at Conjunctive Point in Culver City, California, with former New York City Ballet dancers Colleen and Patricia Neary.

During this time, she also studied with former NYCB principal Yvonne Mounsey at Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica. At the age of 12, Ms. Peck entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, for most of the 2000-2001 Winter Term.

She returned to SAB during the summers of 2002 and 2003, and that fall began as a full-time student. In September 2004, Ms. Peck became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. In February 2005 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

She was promoted to soloist in December 2006 and principal dancer in October 2009.

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Allegro Brillante
  • Apollo (Terpsichore)
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Swanilda)
  • Divertimento from "Le Baiser de la Fée"
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Donizetti Variations
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Harlequinade (Colombine)
  • La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Divertissement, Butterfly)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Dolls)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze"
  • Serenade
  • Sonatine
  • Symphony in C (First Movement, Fourth Movement)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tarantella
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Theme and Variations)
  • Union Jack
  • Valse-Fantaisie
  • Who Cares?

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

  • La Sylphide (The Sylph)

CHRISTOPHER D'AMBOISE

  • Tribute (NYCB Premiere)

WILLIAM FORSYTHE

  • Herman Schmerman

PETER MARTINS

  • Fearful Symmetries
  • A Fool for You
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Naïve and Sentimental Music
  • Not My Girl
  • Romeo + Juliet (Juliet)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Emerald, Princess Florine)
  • Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Pas de Quartre)

JUSTIN PECK

  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • Year of the Rabbit

JEROME ROBBINS

  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Andantino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Dybbuk
  • Fancy Free
  • Four Bagatelles
  • The Four Seasons (Fall)
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • In Memory Of...
  • Interplay
  • In The Night
  • The Magic Flute (Lise)
  • Mother Goose (Princess Florine)
  • Les Noces
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (NYCB Premiere)
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • Other Dances

LIAM SCARLETT

  • Acheron

SUSAN STROMAN

  • "Makin' Whoopee" from Double Feature

RICHARD TANNER

  • Sonatas and Interludes

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • After the Rain Pas de Deux
  • An American in Paris
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse (NYCB Premiere)
  • Mercurial Manoeuvres
  • Polyphonia
  • This Bitter Earth

Melissa Barak

  • A Simple Symphony

Mauro Bigonzetti

  • In Vento
  • Luce Nascosta
  • Oltremare

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

  • Unframed

Peter Martins

  • Bal de Couture
  • Friandises
  • The Red Violin

Wayne McGregor

  • Outlier

Benjamin Millepied

  • Quasi Una Fantasia
  • Two Hearts

Matthew Neenan

  • The Exchange

Justin Peck

  • Everywhere We Go
  • The Most Incredible Thing (The Cuckoo Bird)
  • Paz de la Jolla
  • Principia
  • Pulcinella Variations
  • The Times Are Racing

Angelin Prejocaj

  • Spectral Evidence

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Odessa
  • Pictures at an Exhibition

Susan Stroman

  • "Frankie and Johnny ... and Rose" from For the Love of Duke

Liam Scarlett

  • Funérailles

Myles Thatcher

  • Polaris

Peter Walker

  • dance odyssey

Christopher Wheeldon

  • American Rhapsody
  • Estancia
  • Les Carillons
  • A Place for Us

Anatomy of a Dance

Tiler Peck on A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tiler Peck breaks down the Divertissement pas de deux in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, explaining why it’s her favorite Balanchine pas de deux to dance and how it feels like it was tailor-made for her and fellow Principal Dancer Tyler Angle.

OTHER PERFORMANCES

Ms. Peck played the title role in the 2014 Kennedy Center production of the new musical Little Dancer. On Broadway, she has performed in On the Town (Ivy) and in Meredith Willson's The Music Man. She has also performed as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. At the opening ceremony for the 1998 Goodwill Games, she danced a featured role in choreography by Marguerite Derricks. Ms. Peck was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors tributes to Natalia Makarova (2012) and Patricia McBride (2014), which were broadcast nationally. Other TV appearances include the role of Dewdrop in Live from Lincoln Center’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (2011), the role of Louise Bigelow in New York Philharmonic’s Live from Lincoln Center production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (2013), and guest appearances on Netflix’s Julie’s Greenroom, starring Julie Andrews, and on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

HONORS

Ms. Peck received a Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who’ve made outstanding contributions to the dance field, in 2016. She was named a "30 under 30: Hollywood and Entertainment" by Forbes Magazine in 2014. In 2011, she was awarded the Léonide Massine Positano Premia La Danza for International Emerging Artists. Ms. Peck is a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation - USA Dance Fellowship, the 2004 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise, and was the Janice Levin Honoree for 2006-2007. Ms. Peck also received the Princess Grace Statue Award, given to distinguished previous Princess Grace Award winners, in 2013. She was a 2019 Bessie Award nominee for Outstanding Performer.

FILM CREDITS

Ms. Peck's film credits include the Magnolia Pictures documentary film Ballet 422 (2014), which follows the creation of Justin Peck's Paz de la Jolla, and Hulu’s Ballet Now (2018), which follows Ms. Peck’s curation of the The Music Center’s BalletNOW program in Los Angeles. She was also featured in the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival, and also appeared in A Time for Dancing (2000), Geppetto (2000), and Donnie Darko (2001).

Portrait © Erin Baiano

Anatomy of a Dance

Tiler Peck on THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Tiler Peck walks us through the Vision Scene of The Sleeping Beauty and the difficulty of appearing dreamlike after the physical demands of Act I.

Anatomy of a Dance

Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins' OTHER DANCES

Hear from Tiler Peck about her “heavenly” experience learning how to float on the music in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances, where she rehearsed the work with one of its original performers: the legendary Mikhail Baryshnikov.