Cooper Kimberley


Contemporary dance / Choreographer / Choreographer

Kimberley has been dancing and creating dance for most of her life. She has seen, choreographed or danced in every DJD show since the company’s inception in 1984. She became an apprentice in 1989, and has been Artistic Associate/Resident Choreographer since she returned from a sabbatical funded by Canada Council for the Arts in 2001. In 2002, Cooper was named Emerging Artist of the Year by Alberta Dance Alliance. Cooper also dances and choreographs independently. She has performed, studied and/or taught in Canada, the USA, Spain, Japan, The Turks and Caicos Islands, and Cuba. Her independent choreography has been presented by One Yellow Rabbit, The University of Calgary, eko Dance, Youth Dance Unlimited, Alberta Dance Theatre, DSW, Loose Moose Theatre Company, Theatre Calgary, Springboard Dance, Dances For small Stages (Vancouver), Alberta Dance Alliance (Edmonton), and SUNY Potsdam (NY USA). Cooper has created two short films for Bravo!FACT and appeared in several others. In the fall of 2009, her piece wowandflutter enjoyed an eight city national tour. Cooper has contributed much choreography to DJD’s repertoire since 2001 Her eighth full-length piece, Wilds, will priemer in March 2011.

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