Justin Peck is currently a soloist dancer and the Resident Choreographer with New York City Ballet and has been hailed as an important new voice in 21st-century choreography. Mr. Peck, originally from San Diego, California, moved to New York at the age of 15 to attend the School of American Ballet. In 2006 he joined New York City Ballet.
Since his debut as a choreographer in 2009, he has created works for the New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, the New York Choreographic Institute, the School of American Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, L.A. Dance Project, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Guggenheim Museum, NY Fall For Dance, the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, and more. In 2013, he was nominated for the International Benois De La Danse Award for new choreography. In 2015, Peck's ballet Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Production.
In July of 2011, he was appointed by Peter Martins as the first active Choreographer-in-Residency of the New York Choreographic Institute for the 2011/2012 annual season. In 2014, Peck was appointed Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet, making him the second choreographer in the history of the Institution to hold this position.”