Tiler Peck was born in Bakersfield, CA where she began her dance training at the age of two at her mother’s studio. In 2004, at the age of 14, Peck entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full time. In September 2004, she became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet and in February 2005 she joined the company as a member of the corps de ballet. She was promoted to soloist in December 2006 and principal dancer in October 2009. She is currently enjoying her fourth year as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. Peck made her Broadway debut as Gracie Shinn in Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man at the age of 11. She has been seen as a guest star on Dancing with the Stars for 2 seasons and had the pleasure of being a guest on Bravo’s TV show Rocco’s Dinner Party. Peck had the honor of performing for President Obama at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors and was chosen in 2013 to portray the role of Louise in the Emmy-nominated production of New York Philharmonic’s Live From Lincoln Center production of Carousel. Peck is currently preparing to play the title role in Susan Stroman’s newest musical, Little Dancer, which will premiere at the Kennedy Center in October 2014. Peck is the 2004 Mae L. Wien Award winner, the Janice Levin Honoree for 2006-—07, winner of the Léonide Massine’s Positano Premia La Danza for International Emerging Artists, a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA Dance Fellowship and 2013 Princess Grace Statue Award Winner. Most recently, Peck made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Hollywood and Entertainment list.