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At 26 years old, Justin Peck has already been hailed as an important new voice in 21st-century choreography. He is currently a 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.
Since 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.
Peck had his choreographic debut in 2009, and has been fervently creating since then. He has been commissioned by the New York City Ballet, the New York Choreographic Institute, the School of American Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, the New World Symphony, L.A. Dance Project, NY Fall For Dance, the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Guggenheim Museum, and more. He has collaborated with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Prabal Gurung, Mary Katrantzou, Emily Kai Bock, Tom Allen, Sterling Ruby, and Karl Jensen.
In July 2014, Peck was appointed Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet, making him the second person in the history of the Institution to hold this position.