Tiler Peck is an award-winning principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet, an actress, choreographer and designer. She added the title of curator to her ever-growing list of accolades when she launched and starred in the Los Angeles Music Center’s presentation of BalletNOW, a part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance At The Music Center program. Tiler also starred in the Hulu feature documentary, Ballet Now from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions with executive producer, Elisabeth Moss and director, Steven Cantor. She recently had the honor of choreographing the box office smash action movie, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Ms. 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, she entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full time. The same year, she 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. Tiler 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 and also appeared on Broadway as Ivy Smith in the Tony Nominated On The Town. She portrayed the role of Louise in the Emmy-nominated production of New York Philharmonic’s Live From Lincoln Center production of Carousel and recently played the title role in Susan Stroman’s newest musical, Little Dancer, at the Kennedy Center. She is attached to star in the production, now called Marie, for its Broadway run.
Tiler’s most recent work can be seen in Season 7 of Ray Donovan where she appears opposite of Liev Shreiber and she will soon appear in the Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things. As a guest star, she was the first ballerina ever to appear on The Ellen DeGeneeres Show, she guested on Dancing with The Stars for three seasons, the Bravo TV show Rocco’s Dinner Party and on Julie Andrews’ Netflix series, Julie’s Greenroom. She also starred in the film Ballet 422.
Ms. Peck had the honor of performing for President Obama at the 2012 and 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. She was 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 and a 2004 recipient of a 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. She also received the 2016 Dance Magazine Award.
Tiler developed and produces a daily ballet class, #TurnItOutWithTiler, initially aimed at helping people stay connected and moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The show’s down to earth tone coupled with its very necessary purpose attracted the attention of A-list ballet enthusiasts like Jennifer Garner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr. and more who all recently guested on the show.
Ms. Peck is the designer of Tiler Peck Designs for Body Wrappers, a studio to streetwear clothing line that includes bodysuits, dresses, leggings, shorts, skirts, rompers and bra tops in addition to leotards and tutus. Her first children’s book was published on May 5, 2020 from Simon & Schuster called Katarina Ballerina. With the universal language of dance as a backdrop, the title character, Katarina, learns that with hard work and determination everything is possible and the qualities that make us different can often be our biggest strengths.