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STandard deviation

"[Pires] shows off an impressive grasp of dance architecture. "Standard Deviation" is a piece of fine craftsmanship."
- The New York Times

"A mesmerizing fusion of old and new that provoked a standing ovation from the audience...nothing short of flawless."
- Vogue

Commissioned by New York City Ballet

World Premiere: May 4, 2023


Original Score by Jack Frerer

commissioned by New York City Ballet

Costume Design by Dana Osborne

Lighting Design by Mark Stanley

Repertory Director: Glenn Keenan

Choreographic Advisor: Risa Steinberg through support from the New York Choreographic Institute

The initial development of Standard Deviation was supported by the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, during its Spring 2019 Session.

New York City Ballet

May 2023          Lincoln Center, New York, NY 

June 2023         Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

"Tiler Peck is luminous as she takes on Pires’ delicate, muscular style... The result is spectacular."
- Observer

"A strong debut. Pires’s tension between statistics and soulfulness was clear and persuasive"
- Fjord Review

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