Unbound Choreographer Interviews: Justin Peck

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Justin Peck

Justin Peck is resident choreographer and a soloist dancer with New York City Ballet (NYCB). Peck joined NYCB in 2006 and was promoted to soloist in 2013. He began choreographing in 2009 at the New York Choreographic Institute. In 2014, after the creation of Everywhere We Go, Peck was appointed resident choreographer of NYCB. He has created more than 30 ballets, which have been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, LA Dance Project, Dutch National Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet. In 2014, Peck was the subject of the documentary Ballet 422, which followed him as he created Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd original dance. Peck choreographed the 2018 Broadway revival of Carousel and choreographed and consulted on the 20th Century Fox feature film Red Sparrow. His Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Production in 2015. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is Peck’s second work created for SF Ballet; his first was In the Countenance of Kings.