Ballet Camp Instructor
Tiler Peck was born in Bakersfield, California. She began her dance training at the age of seven, 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, 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, Peck became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. In February 2005 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in December 2006. In October 2009, Peck was promoted to principal.
Since joining New York City Ballet, Peck has performed featured roles in George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Apollo, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Coppélia (Swanilda), Divertimento No. 15, Donizetti Variations, Emeralds from Jewels, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Butterfly), George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Dewdrop, Marzipan, Dolls, and Sugarplum Fairy), Raymonda Variations, Symphony in C (Fourth Movement), Symphony in Three Movements, Tarantella, Theme and Variations, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, Valse-Fantaisie, and Who Cares? ; Jerome Robbins' 2 & 3 Part Inventions, Dances at a Gathering, Fancy Free, Four Bagatelles, The Four Seasons (Fall), Interplay, Mother Goose (Princess Florine), Les Noces, and Other Dances; Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries, A Fool For You, The Magic Flute (Lise), Romeo + Juliet (Juliet), The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Princess Florine and Emerald), and Swan Lake ("Pas de Quartre"); Susan Stroman's Double Feature (Anne Windsor); and Christopher Wheeldon's An American in Paris, Carousel (A Dance), Mercurial Manoeuvres, and Polyphonia.
Peck has originated featured roles in Peter Martins' Friandises and The Red Violin; Melissa Barak's A Simple Symphony; Mauro Bigonzetti's In Vento, Oltremare, and Luce Nascosta; Wayne McGregor's Outlier; Benjamin Millepied's Quasi Una Fantasia; Susan Stroman's Frankie and Johnny.and Rose; and Christopher Wheeldon's Estancia and Les Carillons. In addition, Peck has performed featured roles in the NYCB premieres of Christopher d'Amboise's Tribute, Jerome Robbins' N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, and Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse.
Peck was a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation - USA Dance Fellowship, a 2004 Mae L. Wien Award recipient, and a Janice Levin Honoree for 2006-2007.
In addition, Peck performed in Meredith Willson's The Music Man on Broadway and as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. At the opening ceremony for the 1998 Goodwill Games, Peck danced a featured role in choreography by Marguerite Derricks. Peck's film credits include appearances in A Time for Dancing (2000), Geppetto (2000) and Donnie Darko (2001).