Alabama Dance Exchange

William-Michael Cooper
  • Male
  • Birmingham, AL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter

William-Michael Cooper's Friends

  • Amelia
  • Leslie Cooper
  • The University of Alabama
  • Kendia Rotique Bennett
  • Deborah Mauldin
  • daren eastwold
  • Ursula Asberry
  • Alabama School of Fine Arts
  • Alabama Ballet
  • Southern Danceworks
  • Cindy Free
  • Stevan Grebel Center for Dance
  • Montgomery Ballet
  • Alabama Dance Council

William-Michael Cooper's Groups

 

William-Michael Cooper's Page

Latest Activity

William-Michael Cooper posted photos
Jun 7, 2013
William-Michael Cooper posted photos
Apr 23, 2013
William-Michael Cooper posted photos
Apr 2, 2013

Profile Information

Business Mailing Address
1422 13th Place South
City, State Zip
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Email
william_michael_01@yahoo.com
Website
http://facebook.com/​williemac01
Business Telephone
205.777.2233
Professional Profile or Short Bio
William-Michael Cooper, Founding Artistic Director of Contemporary South Dance Company, is a native of Alabama. Cooper began his pre-professional studies while on scholarship from American Ballet Theater to study at The University of Alabama. Cooper left the University of Alabama to join Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II where he intensely studied ballet, jazz, and the Horton modern dance technique. During his time as a student, he worked with Ballet Tech while obtaining his BFA in Ballet at nationally acclaimed College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati. Cooper has worked with Cincinnati Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Les Ballets Grandiva, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. In New York City, Cooper continued his ballet training with Paul Boos, former New York City Ballet soloist and a current repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust. As a member of Les Ballets Grandiva, Cooper performed in New York City and toured both nationally and internationally. Cooper has had the honor to work with many acclaimed choreographers and directors including; Peter Anastos, Lar Lubovitch, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Victor Trevino, Maureen Flemming, Brian Norris, Mark Dendy and Katherine Crockett. He is a certified Graham technique instructor and has taught modern dance and ballet for the Ecole Superieure de Danse Cannes with Rosella Hightower in Nice, France; College-Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Department in Cincinnati, Ohio; Ballet Tech of Ohio in Cincinnati, Ohio; the ABT Summer Intensive in New York City, NY; the NYU Preparatory Department in Dance in New York City, NY; Staten Island University in New York City, NY; and worked as a guest choreographer/instructor at Birmingham-Southern College. Cooper's former students currently work for several prominent dance companies including; American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and the world renowned Martha Graham Dance Company II. Cooper’s choreography has been set internationally and national with several professional dance companies. Cooper is the founding artistic director of Contemporary South, a modern dance company based in Birmingham, Alabama. Cooper worked for two years as a teaching artist for ArtPlay where he taught ballet and modern (Graham) dance. William-Michael Cooper is a founding company member with the ballet company, Men on Pointe which is based in New York City. In November 2013, Cooper will be going back on tour with Les Ballets Grandiva; where he tour with the company internationally in 2014.

William-Michael Cooper's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

William-Michael Cooper's Blog

ARTPLAY SPRING CLASSES

Registration for Spring dance classes has begun at ASC's ArtPlay.... we offer a great deal of choices for dancers of all ages and levels(children and adults). All of the classes will be performing/demonstrating at the Alys Stephens Center for a ArtPlay showcase celebration on April 7. So we also have really cool ways for you and/or your children to perform on our world class stages as well !!! Follow the below link to see how you can easily register today !!! …



Continue

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:42am

Beyond Comedy

a note from Men-On-Pointe the company that I currently work for...…



Continue

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 12:30pm

Comment Wall

  • No comments yet!

You need to be a member of Alabama Dance Exchange to add comments!

Join Alabama Dance Exchange

 
 
 

About

© 2014   Created by Alabama Dance Council.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service