BRYN COHN

“A dancemaker who does not shy away from much” (DIY Dancer)

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Described as having "a brilliant mind...people want to see more" (The Dance Enthusiast), Bryn Cohn is an award winning dancemaker, educator, movement consultant and scholar. She has choreographed five evening-length works and twenty repertory works on BC + A since its 2011 inception. Most recently, she won REGALIA, a choreographic competition on Repertory Dance Theatre and is commissioned to create an original work on the company in fall 2018 through which she has been nominated for a Princess Grace Award. Her paper "Virtuosity in Dance: A Vehicle or Hindrance To Recognizing Humanness" has been published in The Dancer Citizen.

She has been commissioned to create works for renowned companies and institutions including Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), The Big Muddy Dance Company, Jacksonville Dance Theatre, University at Buffalo, Grand Valley State University, California State University, Fullerton, The Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program, Stockton University, the fashion designer Betsey Johnson and Youth America Grand Prix. She was on permanent faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and for the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program. She formerly directed the modern department at Greenwich Ballet Academy where her students received scholarships to Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet and Ellison Ballet through competing in her work.  

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As a sought after educator and lecturer, Cohn has participated in educational engagements at Gibney Dance (NY), California Institute of the Arts (CA), Rutgers University (NJ), Temple University (PA), Axis Connect (NY), Shenandoah University (VA), California State University, Fullerton (CA), Broadway Dance Center (NY), California State University, Los Angeles (CA) and 10 Hairy Legs (NY). She received a full feature in Dance Teacher Magazine. Cohn was one of twenty international artists invited to participate in The New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in a dance-theater collaboration conducted by Crystal Pite. As a curator, she served on The Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Panel and for Nazareth College's Movement and Dance Festival. Cohn received scholarships to Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographic Lab at New York Live Arts and Systems for Understanding Movement and Choreography, led by Susan Marshall. She has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Colin Connor and Barak Marshall, and in self-choreographed solos Leak and Au Revoir Love. Cohn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition and has been honored as a distinguished alumna as of 2018. Cohn is pursuing low residency Master of Fine Arts candidacy at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a High Honors and Chancellor's Award recipient. She is a current lecturer at Loyola Marymount University and is on faculty at Los Angeles Ballet

 

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Top photo by Jaqlin Medlock + left photo by Rafael Hernandez | Right photo by Karen Pomarico