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 artistic director Mikko Nissinen. During his three 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 Balanchine's Square Dance and Who Cares?, Jerome Robbins’ N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, John Butler’s Carmina Burana, 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, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Shy Boy), Alexei Ratmansky's Jeu de Cartes, Matthew Neenan's 11:11, Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre) and After the Rain, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Red Couple), and George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic), Agon (Second Pas de Trois), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander and Bottom), and Emeralds from Jewels (Pas de Trois). In 2012, he originated a role in Matthew Neenan's Beside them, they dwell.