Tiler Peck Gave Us So Much Life on "Ellen"
There are certain people in the dance universe who can just do no wrong. One of them is Ellen DeGeneres, the ultimate dance fangirl, who regularly features our favorite dancers (including her bestie, tWitch) on her ever-fabulous TV show. Another is Tiler Peck, the insanely versatile New York City Ballet principal who we’ve never seen give a less-than-jaw-dropping performance, even when she’s in tap shoes.
In a way, it was only a matter of time until Peck made her way to DeGeneres’ much-danced-upon stage. But when the moment actually came—during last Friday’s ep—it was even more epic than we anticipated.
Peck appeared on a segment called “What’s So Great About You?”, in which DeGeneres tries to guess some of her fans’ special talents. Peck’s pointe shoes may have been a bit of a giveaway, but that didn’t matter: She wowed the pants off the audience with a perfect little routine to Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still.” And she earned a bazillion bonus points because she perfectly executed a bunch of double fouettés on what looked like a varnished wood floor, also known to dancers as a skating rink. She’s Wonder Woman.
Watch Peck’s bit at about 2 minutes in: