Choreographer, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Justin Peck is Resident Choreographer and a Soloist with New York City Ballet (NYCB). Mr. Peck joined NYCB as a dancer in 2006. As a performer, he has danced a vast repertoire of works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon and many others. In 2013, Mr. Peck was promoted to the rank of Soloist. He began choreographing in 2009 at the New York Choreographic Institute. In 2014, after the creation of his acclaimed ballet, Everywhere We Go, he was appointed as Resident Choreographer of NYCB, the second person in the institution’s history to hold this title.
Mr. Peck has created over 30 ballets, 14 of those for NYCB. His works have been performed by Paris Opéra Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, L.A. Dance Project, Het Nationale Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. His collaborators include composers Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of The National and Dan Deacon; visual artists Shepard Fairey, Marcel Dzama, John Baldessari and Jules de Balincourt; and fashion designers Mary Katrantzou, Humberto Leon of Kenzo and Opening Ceremony and Dries Van Noten.
In 2014, Mr. Peck was the subject of the documentary Ballet 422, which followed him for two months as he created NYCB’s 422nd original ballet, Paz de la Jolla. In 2015, his ballet Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes won The Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. In 2017, Mr. Peck choreographed the feature film Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by 20th Century Fox Studios. In 2018, Mr. Peck made his first choreographic foray into Broadway with a major revival of Carousel, directed by Jack O’Brien and starring Joshua Henry, Jesse Mueller and Renée Fleming.