Corps de Ballet
Daniel Cooper began his training at the North Carolina School of the Arts and attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School. He completed his training at the San Francisco Ballet School where he was selected by Helgi Tomasson to join the school's pilot trainee program in 2005. From there he was offered a corps position with Boston Ballet by artisitic director Mikko Nissinen. During his 3 seasons there his featured repertoire included George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Val Caniparoli's Lambarena, and Jorma Elo's In On Blue and Carmen.
Mr. Cooper joined the Corps de Ballet at Pennsylvania Ballet for the 2008-2009 Season. He has performed in several works including George Balanchine's Square Dance and Who Cares?, Jerome Robbins’ N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, and Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove. His featured roles include William Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic) and Agon (Second Pas de Trois), Jerome Robbins The Concert (Shy Boy), Roland Petit's Carmen, Alexei Ratmansky's Jeu de Cartes, Matthew Neenan's 11:11, Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre) and originated a role in Matthew Neenan's Beside them, they dwell.