Tiler Peck and Joaquin De Luz in George Balanchine's Theme and Variations
There's a reason New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck climbed from the corps de ballet to principal dancer in less than five years. She brings a fresh spark to each role she performs. In NYCB's "Tchaikovsky Celebration" (through February 24), Peck will dance everything from George Balanchine's bright and whimsical Allegro Brillante to tutu ballet Theme and Variations. She thanks Tina Caspary for giving her the ability to bring artistry to diverse repertoire. The two met at Studio C in California, where Peck trained from age 6 to 13.