The School of Classical Ballet is offering an open jazz/lyrical class Saturday, February 19th at 10am. This is a wonderful opportunity for Billings dancers to have. We hope all dancers, from any studio, will attend.
Kirsten Cooper trained in Washington State then moved to Los Angeles when she was nineteen years where she primarily trained at Edge Performing Arts Center with Rhonda Miller, Liz Imperio, Jeff Amsden, Bill Prudich, Randy Allaire and many more. She also assisted and performed with/for Rhonda Miller, Jeff Amsden and Liz Imperio in class, conventions and various projects. While in Los Angeles she worked in film, video and stage. Kirsten danced on Costa Cruise Lines, toured demonstrating with Los Angeles Dance Force and Jeff Amsden instructional videos, Sony Disc Industrial Film and numerous ABBA hair shows.
Kirsten now teaches full time in the Seattle area as well as traveling the U.S. to do choreography and master classes. She regularly teaches at Westlake Dance Center and Allegro Performing Arts Center. She does monthly master series classes throughout the Pacific Northwest and loves connecting with so many students. She was honored to teach in Bulgaria at the Iliev Dance Art Foundation Spring Dance It intensive in 2016 and 2017.Kirsten also teaches every summer at the Pacific Northwest Summer Program, Dance This (Seattle Theatre Group) as well as guest taught for Pacific Dance Project and SpoDance convention.
She has run a pre-professional jazz/contemporary company out of Westlake Dance since 1997 and is thrilled next year will be the 20th year.! Her goal with her students is to train them for dance careers and instill in them that hard work is just as important as talent. Her students have performed at “Sign Of the Times”, “Dance This” @ The Moore Theatre and the PONCHO gala benefit. Her company was honored to dance in the Tanzsommer Dance Festival 2006 in Austria