Justin Peck is being buzzed about. The young twenty-five year old (and very handsome) ballerina has just choreographed his third dance for the New York City Ballet. 'Paz de La Jolla' featured 18 dancers including Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar and Sterling Hyltin, and was inspired by Southern California (Peck comes from Encinitas, California).
Before beginning his studies at the School of American Ballet in the summer of 2003, he studied at California Ballet for two years. He was named a New York City Ballet apprentice in 2006, joined the NYCB corps de ballet in spring 2007, and was promoted to soloist in February 2013.
'Paz de La Jolla' came following his hugely celebrated 'Year of the Rabbit' and was agreed by all to be an 'assured step forward' (The Last Magazine). 'A dazzling intricacy in his corps architecture and a candid lightheartedness and ease.'
'Year of the Rabbit' will be danced by the NYCB at Saratoga Springs in July. There will be a pre-performance talk with Peck on July 10th. Worth making the trip.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
New York City Ballet