April Cook will be joining Royalenova’s Summer Session II Week Long Intensive on Saturday, August 22nd. Classes are open to both Royalenova students and the public. Class for dancers 13 and over is from 12-1:30 pm, and class for dancers 12 and under is from 1:30-3 pm. Classes cost $30 each, or register for the entire week and experience the full lineup of artists that we have in store for only $350! Contact the studio at 631-878-7500 or email@example.com to register.
April Cook is an NYC-based teacher, choreographer, and dancer. While attending UNC-Chapel Hill, she studied with Gene Medler, director of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble.
April currently teaches throughout the country, and is a judge and teacher for several competitions and conventions including Mainstage Productions, Dance Theater USA, and The PTC Productions Annual Teacher Workshop. She has been on faculty with Broadway Dance Center since 2004, and has had the pleasure of leading several workshops and projects throughout her years there. She has been a guest speaker at Dance Teacher Magazine’s Summer Conference, a tap instructor for Rosie O’Donnell’s Rosie’s Broadway Kids theater scholarship program in Manhattan, a guest teacher at the Osaka School of Music in Osaka, Japan, and had the privilege of performing nationally with Savion Glover. April is also the current liaison between Good Morning America and BDC for dance segments, and has been a movement coach for two of their surprise proposal flash mobs.
Performance credits include: The Colbert Report, tap dancer at Usher Raymond’s birthday celebration at the Rainbow Room in NYC, Up Front for Cartoon Network, Britney Spears’ Elizabeth Arden fragrance launch party, Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale Tour NYC dates, the WNBA Charlotte Sting dance team, Mable Lee’s Dancing Ladies, Good Housekeeping’s Shine On at Radio City Music Hall and A Shared Evening: Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, as part of the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church.