ADAM COOPER

Adam Cooper Adam Cooper started tap dancing at the age of 5 and ballet at 7. At age 11 he attended Arts Educational School studying Modern Dance, Jazz, Acting, Singing, Music, Contemporary, Character Dance and Stage Fighting. At 16 he moved to the Royal Ballet School to continue his training.

In 1989 Adam joined the Royal Ballet Company and was quickly promoted to First Artist and Soloist in 1991, First Soloist 1993 and Principal Dancer in 1994.

In 1995 Adam joined Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures for their new production of Swan Lake. Together they created the role of The Swan/Stranger which Adam has performed all over the world. In 1997 Adam also performed in Bourne's Cinderella.

In 1998 Adam worked with the Scottish Ballet as a choreographer, Just Scratching the Surface, since when he has gone on to choreograph for other ballet companies and for musical theatre.

Adam appeared at the Exeter Festival for 3 years and the Adam Cooper Company represented the UK at the Washington International Ballet Festival in 2003 performing a revival of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Sea of Troubles.

Adam has danced as a guest artist with the Royal Ballet frequently since leaving the company and has created the roles of Badger in Wind in the Willows and the title role in The Soldier’s Tale.

Adam’s work in musical theatre includes working as choreographer with Paul Kerryson playing Junior in On Your Toes and Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Leicester Haymarket and Chichester Festival Theatre. He choreographed Promises, Promises at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and Grand Hotel for The Donmar Warehouse for which he was nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award.

In 2006 Adam appeared alongside Neil Morrissey and Patrick Swayze playing Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls at The Piccadilly Theatre, London and in 2007 he choreographed Imagine This for the Theatre and Side by Side by Sondheim for The Venue Theatre, London.

In 2008 he created the role of Ramon in Zorro the Musical for the UK tour and played the Tin Man in the Royal Festival Hall’s summer staging of the musical The Wizard of Oz.

He choreographed a UK tour and West End run of Carousel for Lindsay Posner and was asked by Paul Kerryson to direct and choreograph Simply Cinderella which was the first new show at the brand new Curve Theatre Leicester.

In 2009 Adam performed contemporary dance when he joined Russell Maliphant for 2:4:10, an evening of works at London’s Coliseum celebrating Maliphant’s 10 years as a choreographer.

Adam has been playing Phil Davis in a short tour of the musical White Christmas and has just finished performing in Chichester Festival Theatre production of Singin’ in the Rain which transferred to the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.