Justin Peck is a soloist and the Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet. Mr. Peck grew up in San Diego, California, where he studied at California Ballet for two years. In 2003, he began training at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. He was named an apprentice in 2006, joined the NYCB corps de ballet in spring 2007, and was promoted to soloist in February 2013. In 2014, after the creation of his acclaimed ballet « Everywhere We Go », he was appointed as Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet. He is the second person in the institution’s history to hold this title. As a performer, Peck 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, Peck was promoted to the rank of Soloist.
In the fall of 2009, Peck participated in the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of NYCB, and in 2011, NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins designated Peck to receive NYCI’s first year-long choreographic residency. Peck choreographed six works for New York City Ballet in two years— "In Creases" (2012), "Year of the Rabbit" (2012), "Paz de la Jolla" (2013), "Take-Offs and Landings" (NYCB MOVES, 2013), "Capricious Maneuvers" (2013), and "Everywhere We Go" (2014)—and was named Resident Choreographer, the second in the Company’s history, in July 2014. As Resident Choreographer, he has created "Belles-Lettres" (2014), "Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes" (2015), "New Blood" (2015), and "The Most Incredible Thing" (2016).
Justin has created over 30 ballets-- 14 of those for New York City Ballet. His works have been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, LA Dance Project, Dutch National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, to name a few. His collaborators include composers Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (The National), Dan Deacon; visual artists Shepard Fairey, Marcel Dzama, John Baldessari, and Jules de Balincourt; and fashion designers Mary Katrantzou, Humberto Leon (Kenzo, Opening Ceremony), and Dries Van Noten.
In 2014, Peck was the subject of the documentary "Ballet 422", which followed him for two months as he created NYCB’s 422nd original dance, « Paz de la Jolla ».
In 2015, his ballet « Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes » won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Production.
Source : Justin Peck 's website ; NYCB 's website