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Lola Cooper

Lola Cooper

From: New York, NY
Joined: 2009

Lola began dancing at age 3 and received her formal training from the School of American Ballet, where she participated in the annual workshop performances, various student choreography workshops, New York City Ballet lecture demonstrations, as well as the New York Choreographic Institute for three years. Lola attended summer courses at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua School of Dance, The School of American Ballet, Ballet Austin, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Lola was accepted into the Professional Division Program at Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA. While at PNB she performed with the company in several ballets including Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel, George Balanchine’s Jewels and Symphony in C, and Kent Stowell’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. She was also selected to dance featured roles in PNB's Choreographer's Showcase in works by Oliver Wevers, Johnanthan Porreta, and Barry Kerollis.  In 2010 Lola danced in Darren Aronofsky's Academy Award winning film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman. 

Lola was invited to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, and is currently an undergraduate communications-media major at North Carolina State University.

Featured Roles at Carolina Ballet:
Robert Weiss’s Picasso’s Harlequins
Robert Weiss’s Messiah
Robert Weiss’s The Nutcracker                                    
Robert Weiss’s Sleeping Beauty
Robert Weiss’s Grieg Piano Concerto
Robert Weiss's Beauty and the Beast
Robert Weiss's The Masque of the Red Death
Robert Weiss's Monet Impressions
Robert Weiss's The LIttle Mermaid


By George Balanchine:
George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie
George Balanchine’s A La Francaix
George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Nights Dream
George Balanchine’s Apollo
Geroge Balanchine’s Who Cares?
George Balanchine's Tarantella

By Lynn Taylor Corbett:
Lynn Taylor-Corbett's The Ugly Duckling
Lynn Taylor Corbett’s Dracula
Lynn Taylor Corbett’s Carmina Burana
Lynn Taylor Corbett’s The Little Mermaid

Featured roles choreographed on her with Carolina Ballet:
Robert Weiss's Moving Life
Lynn Taylor Corbett’s 9 x 12

Pointe Shoes sponsored by
Rob and Sally Tiller