Principal, New York City Ballet
Tiler Peck was born in Bakersfield, California where she began her dance training at the age of two at her mom’s dance studio. At the age of 14, Ms. Peck entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full time. The same year, Ms. Peck became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet and in a few short months was asked to join the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. Ms. Peck was promoted to Soloist in 2006 and to Principal Dancer in 2009 where she remains to this day.
Tiler made her Broadway debut as Gracie Shinn in Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man at the age of 11. She has been seen as a guest star on Dancing With The Stars for 2 seasons, has had the pleasure of being a guest on Bravo’s TV show Rocco’s Dinner Party, and stars in the film Ballet 422. This past season Ms. Peck was seen as a guest star on Julie Andrews’ new Netflix series Julie’s Greenroom and became the first ballerina ever to appear on The Ellen Show.
Ms Peck has had the honor of performing for President Obama at the 2012 and 2014 Kennedy Center Honors and portrayed the role of Louise in the Emmy nominated production of New York Philharmonic’s Live From Lincoln Center production of Carousel. Most recently, she played the title role in Susan Stroman’s newest musical, Little Dancer, at the Kennedy Center and was seen on Broadway as Ivy Smith in the Tony Nominated On The Town.
Ms. Peck is the 2004 Mae L. Wien Award winner, the Janice Levin Honoree for 2006-2007, winner of the Leonide Massine’s Positano Premia La Danza for International Emerging Artists, a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation- USA Dance Fellowship. In 2013, she was named Forbes 30 under 30 in Hollywood Entertainment and won the Princess Grace Statue Award and in 2016 she received the Dance Magazine Award.
Ms. Peck is Spokesperson for Body Wrappers and designer of Tiler Peck Designs. She can currently be seen dancing in a Dell commercial, directed by Tom Hooper. Recently, Ms. Peck became the first woman to curate three performances titled BalletNOW at the Los Angeles Music Center and will be the subject of a new documentary directed by Steven Cantor and produced by Elisabeth Moss for Hulu.