New Hulu documentary follows Bakersfield-native dancer Tiler Peck

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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.”

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.

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