Paz de la Jolla

Choreography by: Justin Peck

Music by: Bohuslav Martinů

The subject matter of the 2014 feature-length documentary Ballet 422, Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla evokes the buoyant and beachy feeling of his home state, California.

NYCB dancer and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck made Paz de la Jolla, his third work for the Company, in 2013. Set to Bohuslav Martinů’s Sinfonietta la Jolla, the ballet is inspired by Peck’s upbringing in Southern California. The cast of 18 dancers is costumed by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung and the ballet features lighting by Mark Stanley. The creation of Paz de la Jolla was captured in the acclaimed documentary film Ballet 422.


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Sinfonietta la Jolla
January 31, 2013, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Sterling Hyltin, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Sara Adams, Meaghan Dutton-O’Hara, Emilie Gerrity, Megan Johnson, Claire Kretzschmar, Meagan Mann, Brittany Pollack, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Lydia Wellington, Daniel Applebaum, Harrison Ball, Joseph Gordon, David Prottas, Taylor Stanley

20 min.
Costumes by
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, supervised by Marc Happel
Lighting by
Mark Stanley