A principal dancer at New York City Ballet since 2009, Tiler Peck joined the company in 2005. She made her Broadway debut in the 2000 revival of The Music Man directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. After spending time away from the Broadway stage, Tiler took over the role of Ivy Smith in On the Town in 2015. But returning to Broadway was not without its challenges.
"The biggest challenge from going from ballet to Broadway is just using your voice," Peck says in the video above. "After being silent for a set number of years, it is something you have to get used to again. It's just using your voice in a different way."
Little Dancer, the musical from Tony winners Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty that is inspired by Edgar Degas’ iconic sculpture of a young ballerina, has been retitled Marie ahead of its West Coast debut at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle this spring.