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Justin Peck’s Copland Dance Episodes

New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck‘s Copland Dance Episodes is his first full-length work and the company’s newest non-narrative full-length ballet since George Balanchine’s 1967 Jewels. Set to four of Aaron Copland’s acclaimed compositions, Peck’s ballet features scenery by Choctaw/Cherokee painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson, including a vibrant quilt-like backdrop. In this Mounia Akl–directed […]

Justin Peck’s “Become a Mountain”

In partnership with On, an athletic shoe and sportswear company, Justin Peck created “Become a Mountain” to explore the intersection of athleticism and artistry. “I came at dance from an athlete’s point of view,” says Peck, who uses his soccer background from his youth to inform his choices as a choreographer. Peck combines pedestrian, classical and […]

Justin Peck to Choreograph New West Side Story Movie

Justin Peck has been tapped to choreograph Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Hollywood reboot of West Side Story. And we ask, Can you think of anyone better suited for that job than the dancemaker who’s been following in many of Jerome Robbins’ footsteps? Let’s review: Choreograph for New York City Ballet: check. Choreograph for Broadway: check. Snag […]

This New Music Video Is Justin Peck Magic at Its Best

Question: What do you get when you combine a dreamy real-life dance couple, hundreds of balloons, a buzzy dance filmmaker and a quietly haunting song from indie rock band The National? Answer: A music video that captures all our unfulfilled middle school dance dreams. The National’s “Dark Side of the Gym” features Justin Peck and […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Justin Peck

Since creating his first work for New York City Ballet in 2012, 29-year-old Justin Peck has catapulted into a dancemaking career that spans ballet and contemporary companies across the world. His spellbinding formations, unusual partnering and impossibly fast petit allégro—along with his hipster-cool collaborations with trendsetters like alt-rocker Sufjan Stevens and fashion label Opening Ceremony—give […]

The Season of Justin Peck

At first glance, Justin Peck, with his full-rim glasses and modest demeanor, resembles Clark Kent. What he’s accomplished choreographically, however, seems more like Superman. At 26, the New York City Ballet soloist has already created 20 ballets, and the buzz about his talent has people equating his potential with the likes of Alexei Ratmansky and […]