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Michael Cook (photo by Douglas Sonders)

Michael Cook

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 danced with Ballet Arizona as a principal dancer. While performing with Ballet Arizona, Michael originated roles in Ib Andersen's Romeo and Juliet as Romeo, Mosaik, and Swan Lake as Prince Siegfried. His repertoire includes works by Paul Taylor, Julia Adam, Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Maurice Béjart, Jerome Robbins, and George Balanchine. As a part of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Michael has danced principal roles in Agon, Apollo, Prodigal Son, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Duo Concertant, La Valse, and Diamonds, among others.

Video and Audio

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Snapshot: Michael Cook and Natalia Magnicaballi

Principal Dancers Michael Cook and Natalia Magnicaballi talk about partnering, trust, and what it takes to let yourself go on stage.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Snapshot: Michael Cook

Principal Dancer Michael Cook talks about falling in love with ballet, meeting Suzanne Farrell for the first time, and how it feels to perform.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Photoshoot

As The Suzanne Farrell Ballet prepares for its 2014-2015 season, dancers reflect on working in the company.

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