This Video of Tiler Peck Dancing At Her Mom's Studio is Giving Us Life
PC Gene Schiavone
We've known for a while now that New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck can do anything. She tackles everything in the NYCB rep—from "Emeralds" to Aurora to Justin Peck—with precision and pizzazz. And, we recently found out that she's kinda an amazing tap dancer:
But her latest Instagram video shows another side of her dancing—and gives us all the feels:
Yep, that Peck's home studio in California (which just happens to be owned by her mom) and one of her mom's adorable students. (Bravo, little girl, for a solid attempt at keeping up with Peck. We would have given up by the end, too.)
We're loving the soulful, jazzy vibes of this quick routine—and those turns into the layout? We're shook.
The cast of Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise in rehearsal. Photo by Stephanie Berger, Courtesy The Shed
Akram Khan loves to dive into genres he is unfamiliar with. While his own movement vocabulary is a hybrid of kathak and contemporary dance, he has choreographed a new Giselle for English National Ballet, collaborated with flamenco artist Israel Galván and made a dance theater duet with film star Juliette Binoche. Now, in between touring Xenos, his final full-length solo, and several other projects, he's found time to tackle kung fu. Khan is part of the collaborative team behind Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, a blockbuster musical based on themes of migration and the fight for survival, running June 22–July 27. Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and featuring a score that remixes songs by Sia, it's part of the inaugural season of The Shed, a new venue in New York City.