Cara Cooper is from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and trained at the Colorado Ballet Academy where she received the Florence Rustin Award for Excellence. Ms. Cooper joined Colorado Ballet in 2005, and during the 2007-2008 season Ms. Cooper danced with the English National Ballet in London, England. Ms. Cooper has performed several leading roles including Rum and Cola in Paul Taylor’s Company B
, Arabian in The Nutcracker
, the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake
, Flower Girl and Gypsie Queen in Don Quixote
, Brown Woman in Celts
and the Haughty Stepsister in Cinderella
. In 2009, Ms. Cooper was invited to perform in the Gala Performance for the New York International Ballet Competition in the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.