Bakersfield ballet dancer to premiere choreographed ballet in New York City

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Bakersfield ballerina is making history for the second time.

Tiler Peck grew up dancing in her mother’s dance studio in Bakersfield. She is now a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, and on Thursday night, she is set to make her debut as the ballet’s 100th commissioned choreographer with 19 dancers performing her piece: “Concerto for Two Pianos.”

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Costumes for the show were created by famous designer Zac Posen.

Tiler has previously choreographed pieces for the Boston Ballet, the Vail Dance Festival, and her self-curated “Turn It Out with Tiler Peck and Friends” at the New York City Center.

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