April Cook is an NYC-based teacher, choreographer, and dancer from Charlotte, NC, who has been on BDC's faculty since 2004. She received her formative training under Gene Medler of the
April Cook is an NYC-based teacher, choreographer, and dancer from Charlotte, NC, who has been on BDC’s faculty since 2004. She received her formative training under Gene Medler of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, and Barbara Morgan Eaves, of Rhythm Dance Studio.
April currently teaches throughout the country, and is a judge/teacher for several competitions and conventions including NYCDA, Mainstage Productions, Dance Theater USA, The PTC Productions Annual Teacher Workshop/The PULSE on Tour, and The Big Apple Tap Festival. She has had the pleasure of leading and/or creating several projects throughout her years at Broadway Dance Center, including the annual Student Showcase and BDC’s Rhythm Arts Project.
She has been a guest speaker at Dance Teacher Magazine’s Summer Conference, is currently a tap instructor for Rosie O’Donnell’s Rosie’s Theater Kids, an arts scholarship program in Manhattan, a guest teacher at the Osaka School of Music in Osaka, Japan, and had the incredible 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 several episodes.
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; Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale Tour NYC dates; two seasons with the WNBA Charlotte Sting dance team; Mable Lee’s Dancing Ladies, Good Housekeeping’s Shine On at Radio City Music Hall; A Shared Evening: Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, as part of the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church; Gypsy of the Year, a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event; Nylon Magazine online editorial content; For: a Sonia Montez music video; Mannheim Steamroller, and Avi Miller & Ofer Ben’s Tap Tel Aviv.
Choreography credits include: ABC World News Now, Good Morning America, BDC’s Professional Semester, BDC’s Rhythm Arts Project, American Tap Dance Foundation’s (ATDF) youth summer intensive, Britney Spears’ Elizabeth Arden fragrance launch party, CUNY Arts TV, and Hairroin Salon NYC Opening Party.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am