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With more than two dozen choreographies and legions of performances, Justin Peck is one of ballet’s brightest prodigies. His dynamic works have earned him critical acclaim and precipitated his rapid rise to resident choreographer at New York City Ballet—just the second in the company’s history. With his latest narrative ballet, “The Most Incredible Thing,” Justin has attracted a fresh wave of followers to this classic art form.

Justin Peck is slumped in a chair along the mirrored wall of a practice room in the labyrinthine warren of offices, costume shops and studios that lies beneath New York City Ballet. He sits perfectly still watching a dancer move across the floor before suddenly standing and exploding into motion. “Try it like this, maybe, ” he says softly while leaping through the air, his hesitant voice at odds with the sureness of his motions. Then, just as quickly as

  • Words:
    Cara Parks
  • Photography:
    Zoltan Tombor
  • Styling:
    Alpha Vomero

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  • Words:
    Cara Parks
  • Photography:
    Zoltan Tombor
  • Styling:
    Alpha Vomero
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