Tiler Peck was born in Bakersfield, California. At the age of 12, Ms. Peck entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. In September 2004, Ms. Peck became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. In February 2005 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. She was promoted to soloist in December 2006 and principal dancer in October 2009.