Alexandra Cook

Alexandra C.

New York, NY
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Ballet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Trained in multiple methods (Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD), professional performing experience, high level of education in teaching methodologies. I believe in finding your joy in dancing while also learning with rigor!
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Alexandra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

Alexandra (Rose) Cook, founder and Artistic Director of WorkHorse Dance Project, is a choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, she works as the Community Programs Director with Mark Morris Dance Group and a Teaching Artist for The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Holding a B.A. in Dance and Economics from Denison University, her experience in the field includes performance, education, dance creation, and administrative work. Alexandra has performed as a member of Fusionworks Modern Dance Company (RI), the State Ballet of Rhode Island, and as a freelance artist with ACW Dances in Arlington, VA. During that time, she had the opportunity to dance the works of Abigail Wallace, Stafford C. Berry Jr., Sandra Mathern-Smith, Keith Thompson, Amalia Schelhorn, Molly Shanahan, Terry Creach, Mark Harootian, and Deb Meunier. In 2016, she completed a choreography mentorship with Doug Varone whereby her choreography was shown at Gibney. Her work has also been presented by Dixon Place, SharedSpace at the Mark Morris Dance Center, the idance festival 2014 in Hong Kong, Fusionworks, Center for Performance Research NYC, Triskelion Arts WAXworks, and at multiple schools in the Northeast United States. Alex has experience as faculty at various organizations such as Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Mercersburg Academy, the Festival Ballet Providence School, Fusionworks Academy, and others. A favorite teaching credit is Chadwick International in Incheon, South Korea, where she created, launched, and managed the dance program from 2012-2015. Alex has also worked administratively for On Stage at Kingsborough, Festival Ballet Providence, and Dance/USA.

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Experience

Community Programs Director/Teaching Artist
Apr 2017 - Present
Mark Morris Dance Group

Education

Dance
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Denison University

Certifications

International Baccalaureate - MYP Category II Physical and Health Education
Mar 2014
IBO

International Baccalaureate - MYP Category I Visual And Performing Arts
Aug 2013
IBO

Photos & Videos

This is a video of me teaching a group of college students during a Master Class at LMU in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo by Alexandra C.

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Robert Apr 9, 2019
Contemporary Dance · In studio

Alexandra is a wonderful and inspirational teacher. Not only does she create a rich learning environment in her dance classes, she is skilled at scaffolding the information she brings to each exercise. She has a way of challenging and attending to the needs of each student in her classes and possesses a vast knowledge of the dance field.

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