A Flurry of Travel NYCB tour to China, Young Artist’s Award Ceremony & A Balanchine Celebration
The day after the NYCB Fall season, we were off to Shanghai for our week long company tour in China. It was the company’s first time ever performing in mainland China and it felt important to be a part of this historical moment for NYCB. I performed George Balanchine’s masterpiece Serenade and it felt very special to be sharing this ballet with the Chinese audience.
I then flew back a day earlier than the rest of the company in order to present my friend, fellow dancer and amazing choreographer Justin Peck, with the Ted Arison Young Artist Award at The National Arts Awards at Cipriani. Justin and I not only share the last name by coincidence, but also grew up together and it has been an incredible pleasure of mine to not only dance in his ballets, but also watch him mature into one of the most sought out choreographers today! Let’s just say I’m a proud Peck 🙂
Next up was the Balanchine Celebration at New York City Center. This celebration was a New York moment for sure because they brought dancers from various companies to pay homage to George Balanchine and his masterpieces. I was very honored to be a part of this celebration and help represent New York City Ballet in the First Movement of his Symphony in C. It was wonderful to see the dance community coming together in the wings (backstage), supporting each company!