Tiler Peck was born in Bakersfield, California. She began her dance training at the age of seven, studying privately with former Bolshoi Ballet Principal Dancer Alla Khaniashvili in Hollywood. At the age of 11 she began studying at Conjunctive Point in Culver City, California, with former New York City Ballet dancers Colleen and Patricia Neary. During this time she also studied with former NYCB Principal Yvonne Mounsey at Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica. At the age of 12, Ms. Peck entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, for most of the 2000-2001 Winter Term. She returned to SAB during the summers of 2002 and 2003, and that fall began as a full time student. In September 2004, Ms. Peck became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. In February 2005 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in December 2006 and principal dancer in October 2009.
I interviewed Tiler along with her fiancee Robbie Fairchild in this two part interview.
Tiler Peck on LES CARILLONS Principal dancer Tiler Peck (with special guest Cali) on what it’s like to have a role made especially for her in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet, Les Carillons, which premiered in the 2012 winter season at NYCB’s first ever All Wheeldon evening.
Tiler Peck on TSCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX
Tiler Peck talks about taking risks and learning to trust herself in Balanchine’s high-energy crowd pleaser set to extra music from Tschaikovsky’s SWAN LAKE.