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Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck to Join Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn and More in New York Philharmonic's CAROUSEL, 2/27

Robert Fairchild (Carnival Boy) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began his dance training at Dance Concepts at the age of four with Rebecca Bateman and Kaelynne Oliphant. His formal ballet training began at the age of ten at the Ballet West Conservatory with Sharee Lane. Mr. Fairchild's other teachers have included Laura King-Spinning, Trey Barber, Brooke Healy, and Jacqueline and Heather Colledge of Utah Regional Ballet. Mr. Fairchild attended the 2002 and 2003 summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, and then enrolled as a full-time student in the fall of 2003. In June 2005 Robert Fairchild became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and the following June he joined the company as a member of the corps de ballet. Robert Fairchild was promoted to soloist in May 2007 and in October 2009 was promoted to principal dancer.

Tiler Peck (Louise) began her dance training at age seven, studying privately with former Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Alla Khaniashvili in Hollywood. At age 11 she began studying with former New York City Ballet dancers Colleen and Patricia Neary and former principal dancer Yvonne Mounsey. Ms. Peck entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 2003. She became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2004, joined the company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2005, became a soloist the following year, and was promoted to principal in 2009. Since joining the company, Ms. Peck has danced featured roles in George Balanchine's choreography for The Nutcracker, Coppelia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony in Three Movements, and Theme and Variations; Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free, Mother Goose, and Other Dances; Peter Martins's The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo Juliet, and Swan Lake; Christopher Wheeldon's An American in Paris, Carousel (a dance), and Estancia; and Susan Stroman's Double Feature. Ms. Peck originated featured roles in Peter Martins's Friandises and The Red Violin; Mauro Bigonzetti's In Vento and Luce Nascosta; Wayne McGregor's Outlier; and the New York City Ballet premieres of Christopher d'Amboise's Tribute and Jerome Robbins's N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz. Tiler Peck is a 2004 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA Dance Fellowship, a 2004 Mae L. Wien Award recipient, and Janice Levin Honoree for 2006-07. She performed in The Music Man on Broadway and was Clara from The Nutcracker in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She has appeared twice on Dancing with the Stars as a guest performer, and she most recently performed for President Obama at the 2012 Kennedy Honors in a tribute for Honoree Natalia Makarova. Tiler Peck's film credits include A Time for Dancing, Geppetto, and Donnie Darko.

Tickets for these concerts start at $95. All tickets may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m. To determine ticket availability, call the Philharmonic's Customer Relations Department at (212) 875-5656. Ticket prices subject to change.

Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

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