At 27 years old, JUSTIN PECK has already been hailed as an important new voice in 21st-century choreography. He is currently a soloist dancer and the Resident Choreographer with New York City Ballet. Peck, originally from San Diego, California, moved to New York at the age of 15 to attend the School of American Ballet. In 2006, he was invited by ballet master in-chief Peter Martins to become a member of the New York City Ballet.
joining New York City Ballet, Peck has danced extensive repertoire, including
principal roles in George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco, The Firebird,
Liebeslieder Walzer, Tschaikovsky Suite #3, La Sonnambula, The Four
Temperaments, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Jerome
Robbin's West Side Story, The Cage, I'm Old Fashioned, Glass Pieces, NY Export:
Opus Jazz, Ives Songs; Alexei Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH; Benjamin Millepied's
Plainspoken and Why am I not Where you Are; Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries,
Thou Swell, Waltz Project, Romeo and Juliet; and Christopher Wheeldon's
Scenes De Ballet and Estancia.
his time at City Ballet has been eminently stimulating, Peck eventually found
himself itching to explore another creative interest: choreography. Since his
debut as a choreographer in 2009, he has created works for the New York
City Ballet, the New York Choreographic Institute, the School of American
Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, L.A. Dance Project, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Guggenheim Museum, NY Fall For Dance, the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, and more. He has recently been recognized for his
choreographic promise, and has received favorable reviews
from the New York Times, the Daily News, Vanity Fair Magazine, Vogue, New York Magazine, The Last
Magazine, and Dance Magazine, to name a few. In 2011 & 2013, he was nominated
for a Bessie Award in the "Outstanding Emerging Choreographer"
category. In 2013, he was nominated for the International Benois De La Danse Award for new choreography. His work was included in the New York Times year end best-of lists for 2012 and 2013.
July of 2011, he was appointed by Peter Martins as the first active Choreographer-in-Residency of the New York Choreographic
Institute for the 2011/2012 annual season - a newly created position underneath
the functioning artistic umbrella of the New York City Ballet.
In 2014, Peck was appointed Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet, making him the second choreographer in the history of the Institution to hold this position.