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International Prima Ballerina Seeks to Widen Interest in Ballet

One of the oldest forms of art is dance. It predates much of what we consider entertainment today, yet is still able to captivate the masses. In fact, the New York City Ballet is still one of the most captivating dance companies in the world; which makes serving as one of their principal dancers a prestigious role. Currently, Ballet Dancer Tiler Peck is one of New York City Ballet’s principal dancers.

On this episode of One-on-One with Steve Adubato, show host Adubato speaks with the renown dancer. Peck is an international prima ballerina in addition to her work with the New York City Ballet. During the segment, she discusses how she is working to bring ballet to a wider audience. Peck also spoke about her new flourishing fashion line.

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Peck knew at two years old what she wanted to be when she grew up: A dancer. Fifteen years later, she began living that dream and hasn’t had time to look back since.

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“I do think right now dance is having a moment,” says Peck. “My main focus is to make it more accessible to a younger generation.”

Peck knows that ballet is an old art form, with an older audience familiar and appreciative of the different performances. For these individuals, ballet will always be a part of their life.

Peck, knowing the effect ballet can have on a person, wants its positive influence to spread to young audiences. She hopes this will convince more people to pursue dance or otherwise truly experience the art form more fully.

Her passion for dance is prevalent in many aspects of her life; Peck is now pursing her interest in fashion design with the creation of more functional leotards. The idea behind these trendy “bodysuits” is that dancers can transition from the dance floor to the street without changing. As a matter of fact, they’re now even being worn by some big-name celebrities.

Want to learn more about Peck, her desire to share ballet with a younger audience and her new fashion line? Then check out this episode of One-on-One with Steve Adubato.

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