Tony Winner Justin Peck and Nico Muhly to Collaborate on World Premiere for New York City Ballet

Classic Arts News   Tony Winner Justin Peck and Nico Muhly to Collaborate on World Premiere for New York City Ballet
The company unveiled the full 2019–2020 season, which also includes premieres from five other choreographers
Justin Peck
Justin Peck Marc J. Franklin

New York City Ballet’s upcoming 2019–2020 season will feature 54 ballets, including a new work by Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor Justin Peck. The lineup marks the first full season following the appointment of Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan as Artsitic Director and Associate Artistic Director, respectively.

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Peck made his Broadway debut last season choreographing the revival Carousel to Tony-winning results. He is slated to choreograph the upcoming West Side Story film alongside Steven Spielberg. The world premiere work for NYCB will feature a commissioned score by Nico Muhly and bow as part of the winter season February 26, 2020.

<i>Swan Lake</i>
Swan Lake Paul Kolnik

The February 26 program will also include works by NYCB-turned-Broadway choreographers Jerome Robbins, with his In G Major, and Christopher Wheeldon with his DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse. Robbins, of course, choreographed the original West Side Story (winning a Tony Award), as well as such masterworks On the Town and Fiddler on the Roof (his third Tony Award for choreography); Wheeldon won a Tony for his choreography of An American in Paris.

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The fall lineup will include a mounting of Peck’s Everywhere We Go. In the winter, he'll present his Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes.

The season will highlight six world-premiere ballets in total from; joining Peck as choreographer of these pieces are Edwaard Liang, Lauren Lovette, Alexei Ratmansky, Jamar Roberts, and Pam Tanowitz. Lovette and Liang’s ballets will each debut September 26 as part of the Fall Gala.

In total, NYCB will present 54 ballets over a 21-week season, including 29 ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine. The season will also include an All Balanchine/Robbins program consisting of Balanchine’s Sylvia: Pas De Deux and The Four Temperaments and Robbins’ Piano Pieces, which was last performed in 2008.

The season will also feature the full production of Peter Martins’ Swan Lake February 14–23, 2020.

For complete details about NYCB’s 2019–2020 season, visit

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