Starting today until Dec. 13 — when George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker marks Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet’s first foray into over 550 movie theaters nationally, hosted by Kelly Ripa — we will be sharing stories of New York City Ballet principal dancers who will be participating in this classic performance. Be sure to tune into PBS on Dec. 14 when George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is broadcasted live by the Emmy Award-winning Live from Lincoln Center team, hosted by School of American Ballet board member Chelsea Clinton.
Yesterday, Bakersfield Californian reporter Camille Gavin mentioned Tiler Peck in her article:
“Local fans have a chance to see Bakersfield native Tiler Peck, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, in a performance of “The Nutcracker.”
One of the largest groups attending the show on Tuesday evening at Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14 is bound to be students of Tiler’s mother, Georgia Peck, owner of Bakersfield Academy of Dance.
“I’m hoping to get a block of tickets and maybe we’ll have a pizza party before the show,” Georgia said. “There should be about 30 of my students going and some of their parents, too — so about 40 in all or maybe even 50.”
Tiler will perform the solo role of Marzipan to the music of “Dance of the Reed Pipes,” a part of the suite by Tchaikovsky.The ballet was choreographed by George Balanchine.
Television personality Kelly Ripa will interview some of the dancers backstage during intermission. Since it is a live performance, it’s not known whether Tiler will be one of those interviewed.”