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 founded and assumed the position of artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011.  She has been commissioned to create original works for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), The Big Muddy Dance Company, University of Buffalo, Grand Valley State University, California State University, Fullerton, The Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program, Stockton University, the fashion designer Betsey Johnson on a site-specific installation, The Youth America Grand Prix and Bayonne High School.  Cohn is on permanent faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and for the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program where she teaches composition, improvisation and contemporary techniques.  She formerly directed the modern department at Greenwich Ballet Academy.  

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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), Loyola Marymount University (CA), Temple University (PA), Axis Connect (NY), Shenandoah University (VA), California State University, Fullerton (CA), Broadway Dance Center (NY), Stockton University (NJ), California State University, Los Angeles (CA), 10 Hairy Legs (NY) and for the Michael Susten Dance Company (NY).  She received a full feature profile in Dance Teacher Magazine in July 2016.  Cohn created C.O.N.N.E.C.T a goal-setting forum for dance artists, hosted at Gibney Dance.  She was one of twenty international artists invited to participate in The New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in a dance theatre collaboration conducted by Crystal Pite and Pol Hayvaert in Vancouver, B.C.  Cohn was selected to serve on The Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Panel.  She has 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.  Cohn has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Colin Connor and Barak Marshall, and in self choreographed solos Leak and Au Revoir Love.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition. Cohn is pursuing low residency Master of Fine Arts candidacy at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

 

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Top + right photo by Jaqlin Medlock | Left photo by Karen Pomarico