Mr. Cooper is an in demand master teacher and choreographer. He is also currently co-founder and director of Modas Dance. He received most of his training at San Francisco Ballet and later spent 5 years in the company. He then joined The Dance Theater of Harlem as a principal dancer from 1995 until 2004 with whom he danced notable leading roles. His list of guest artist appearances includes lead roles in New York City Ballet, Washington Ballet, Royal Birmingham Ballet and more.
Mr. Cooper retired as a full time professional dancer in 2004. He then spent 6 years as a faculty member with one of the biggest dance conventions/competitions, New York City Dance Alliance. Mr. Cooper has also been a long-standing faculty member with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet.
In 2012 he started MODAS Dance, Modas Dance consists of a yearly summer and repertory program, bringing dance talent from around the world, in addition Modas designs dance workshops that tour nationally and internationally to an ever expanding network of schools. In 2016 they added a year round program in resident at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design.
Mr. Cooper continues to travel around the country and abroad teaching, choreographing and passing on his craft as a dance educator.