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Artists at the Center | Tiler Peck



Mar 4 – 6, 2022

Tickets start at $35

Approximately 2 hours with one intermission



Award-winning New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck tackles a new role as the inaugural artist curator in our Artists at the Center series. With complete freedom to design her own evening, Peck has assembled some of today’s most exciting dance artists for a virtuosic, deeply personal program.

The evening begins with the New York premiere of Peck’s own Thousandth Orange, set to live music by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Peck sought out West Coast legend Alonzo King to create the electric pas de deux Swift Arrow, and joins forces with her longtime friend (and tap dance star) Michelle Dorrance alongside Jillian Meyers on a world premiere City Center commission. The program closes with The Barre Project, Blake Works II, the live world premiere of a piece originally created for film that marked the first creative partnership between Peck and choreographer William Forsythe.

Featuring performances by:
Isabella Boylston, India Bradley, Chun Wai Chan, Herman Cornejo, Michelle Dorrance, Jovani Furlan, Christopher Grant, Lex Ishimoto, Lauren Lovette, Brooklyn Mack, Roman Mejia, Jillian Meyers, Tiler Peck, Byron Tittle, and Cassandra Trenary

Vaccinations, Boosters (for those eligible) & Masks Required

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, at this time City Center will operate a fully vaccinated venue. Artists, crew, staff, and audience members (adults and children) must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and proof of receiving a Covid-19 booster, for all those eligible. Approved masks must be worn by all audience members, staff, and crew.

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Programming subject to change.

The Program

The Program

Thousandth Orange | NY Premiere

Choreography by Tiler Peck
Music by Caroline Shaw
Featuring Isabella Boylston, India Bradley, Herman Cornejo, Jovani Furlan, Christopher Grant, and Lauren Lovette
Accompanied by Bergamot Quartet (Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violin; Amy Tan viola; Irène Han, cello) and Chelsea de Souza (piano)

Swift Arrow | NY Premiere

Choreography by Alonzo King
Music by Jason Moran
Featuring Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia
Accompanied by Sequoia Snyder on piano

Time Spell | World Premiere City Center Commission

Choreography by Michelle Dorrance, Jillian Meyers, and Tiler Peck in conjunction with the dancers
Associate Choreographer Byron Tittle
Featuring India Bradley, Michelle Dorrance, Christopher Grant, Lex Ishimoto, Lauren Lovette, Roman Mejia, Jillian Meyers, Tiler Peck, Chun Wai Chan, Byron Tittle, and Cassandra Trenary
Original Music by Aaron Marcellus and Penelope Wendtlandt

The Barre Project, Blake Works II | Live World Premiere

Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by James Blake
Featuring Lex Ishimoto, Brooklyn Mack, Roman Mejia, and Tiler Peck



Photos & Videos

Point of View

Point of View

“New York City Center Gives Artists the Curatorial Reins”
Dance Magazine

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“Watch an Exclusive Sneak Peek into Rehearsals”


“Since this is my evening, I want to share my perspective and highlight people who I have been really inspired by.”
—Tiler Peck

“A half hour of perfection”
The Guardian, on The Barre Project, Blake Works II

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Your Support Makes This Possible

Your Support Makes This Possible

This brand-new series would not be possible without the support of our generous community. If you are able, we hope you will consider making a gift to help provide opportunities for the world’s greatest artists to conceive, curate, and perform these once-in-a-lifetime programs for our stage.



Leadership Support is provided by
Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

Major Support for dance at New York City Center is provided by
Howard Gilman Foundation
Barbara and David Zalaznick

Support for new dance works at New York City Center is provided by
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Additional Support for Artists at the Center is provided by
Susan and Jeff Campbell
Judith M. Hoffman
Virginia and Timothy Millhiser
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Saul
Irene Shen
Denise R. Sobel

We are grateful to the Charina Endowment Fund for its early support of Artists at the Center.

Header photo: NYC Dance Project