Bakersfield native Tiler Peck grew up dancing at her mother’s studio in town. In a world of competitive dancers, Peck worked her way to becoming a principal dancer at New York City Ballet.
Peck’s hard work over the last 15 years landed her the spotlight in Hulu’s newest dance documentary, “Ballet Now.”
I am beyond excited to share the official Ballet Now @hulu trailer that was just released! I cannot wait for you all to see the entire film on July 20 about a project that I hold dear to my heart. This project taught me so much about myself at a time when I needed it… Most importantly, it taught me to believe in myself and never underestimate what one is capable of ❤️ Thank you to all the dancers and everyone who made this possible. I love each and every one of you! @stickfigureproductions @hulu @stickfigureproductions @Officialpaulallen @VulcanProduction @elisabethmossofficial @musiccenterla #BalletNOW #BalletNowfilm
The film tracks Peck, the first ever woman to be asked to curate The Music Center’s famed BalletNOW program, according to Hulu.
In less than a week, Peck put together an eclectic program of ballet, tap, hip-hop and mime. She oversaw dancers, choreographers, the orchestra and every other last detail. She danced in it too.
“It changed me as a person, and I think that’s what has translated into my dancing now,” she told The New York Times. “I do feel a difference.”
Executive producer Elisabeth Moss was quoted saying “She’s one of the most brilliant dancers internationally and also gets tired and sore and needs caffeine and to talk to her mom. I was struck by the similarities to many other working women.”
Ballet Now is available to stream on Hulu.