John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Star ballerina Tiler Peck is in L.A. to prove that BalletNow goes far beyond ‘Swan Lake’

Star ballerina Tiler Peck is in L.A. to prove that BalletNow goes far beyond ‘Swan Lake’

When New York City Ballet last performed in Los Angeles in 2004, Tiler Peck was an apprentice, so new to the company that she had yet to appear onstage in New York. The Bakersfield native has since become one of the company's most admired and versatile principal dancers. But while New Yorkers watched her advance rapidly through the ranks, dancing in a wide-ranging repertory with both technical brilliance and interpretive sophistication, Peck has been waiting to perform on a Los Angeles stage.

This week, she finally gets her chance, in a big way. She is the curator of BalletNow at the Music Center — three diverse programs that bring together leading dancers from New York City Ballet,...

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