Michael Cook (Principal) received his dance training from the Tempe Dance Academy in Arizona and the School of American Ballet. From 1999 to 2007, Michael was with Ballet Arizona as a principal dancer. While performing with Ballet Arizona Michael originated roles in Ib Andersen's Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Mosaik, and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried). Michael has danced featured roles with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Agon, Apollo, Prodigal Son, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Duo Concertant, La Valse, and Diamonds, among others. His repertoire includes works by Paul Taylor, Julia Adam, Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, and George Balanchine.