Alison Cook-Beatty, Artistic Director
Alison Cook-Beatty is from Milford, CT. She received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and was awarded the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. Ms. Cook-Beatty is the artistic director of Alison Cook Beatty Dance (formally ACB Dance Company), founded in 2012 and based in New York City. The company has performed throughout California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. As the choreographer and artistic director of Alison Cook Beatty Dance, her work has been commissioned by such companies as Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Carolina Ballet Theater, the Joffrey Ballet School NYC, Opera Dolce, NYU, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Fort Hamilton High School, and Ballet Next. In 2012 Ballet Next commissioned her work TINTINNABULI for its Joyce Theater season as well as performances at the 92nd Street Y and Kaatsban. Ms. Cook-Beatty worked closely with Michele Wiles, Ballet Next artistic director, and Jason Reilly, Principal Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet, during the creation of this dance. Ms. Cook-Beatty has been awarded the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography, the Alumni Choreography Commission Award for The Boston Conservatory at Berklee 2015, the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award, has received three week long residencies from The Putney School in Putney, VT, as well as grants from the Milford Fine Arts Council and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven in Connecticut. As a dancer she has performed with Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company, (formally Paul Taylor Dance Company), Taylor 2, and many other prominent choreographers and companies in NYC. Ms. Cook-Beatty is certified by Gibney Dance Center for completing the Institute for Community Action Training. She is currently on the faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC.
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