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Cooper is a GUILD Award winning choreographer and dancer having trained all across Victoria; including at Centrestage Performing Arts School In Melbourne where he is signed with Centrestage Talent Management Agency. Cooper’s teaching journey also began at Centrestage, where he found his love for this field.
Cooper has worked professionally, performing in the 2015-16 Melbourne season of ‘MATILDA' the Musical at the Princess Theatre.
Upon completing the season, Cooper then came back to dance competitively under the instruction of Soraya McKee for a total of 4 years winning numerous sections across the state. In 2019 his Under 16 Jazz solo, ‘Joker’ was undefeated at regional eisteddfods.
Following this, he was awarded the 'Corrie Lodders Senior Dancers Scholarship' from Leanne White at Centrestage, Melbourne.
At the beginning of 2021, Cooper performed in BLOC’s season of ‘MAMMA MIA!’ where he was fortunate to be nominated and win a Victorian GUILD award for 'Best Dancer in a Musical'. He then went on to work with BLOC as the Assistant Choreographer for their production of ‘SEUSSICAL’.
At the beginning of 2022, Cooper was fortunate enough to be awarded the 'Peter Jacobs Memorial Award' for his outstanding contribution to the BLOC theatre company.
Cooper just finished off as the Choreographer for BLOC's 2022 Production of 'NEWSIES'. Here, Cooper was awarded a GUILD Commendation Award for 'Best Choreography'.
Most Recently, Cooper was the Assistant Director and Choreographer for BLOC's 2023 Production of 'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL' as well as the Choreographer for Damascus College's 2023 Production of 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'.
Continuing to train, Cooper has participated in workshop and masterclasses under Briar Nolet and Myles Erlick (The Next Step, World of Dance, West Side Story) and Brent Street (Cassie Bartho, Lauren Elton and Stephen Tannos). Here, Cooper was offered to study a diploma of Performing Arts, in Sydney at Brent Street.
Cooper continuously is involved with backstage work in the Ballarat Theatre Community and is often on the hair team for BLOC and Lyric Theatre Company when not onstage or choreographing.
Cooper has a huge passion for teaching and can’t wait to guide the next generation of young dancers in years to come!