New York City, New York
Joined Ballet Arizona: 2015
Training: School of American Ballet, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The School of Ballet Arizona
Connor Scott Cohen was born in New York City and began his ballet training at age 10 at Studio Maestro under the direction of François Perron and Deborah Wingert. He was accepted to the School of American Ballet on full scholarship, where he studied primarily with Olga Kostritzky. Connor continued his pre-professional training on scholarship at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where his teachers included Ethan Stiefel, Susan Jaffe, Warren Conover, Jared Redick and Mikhail Tchoupakov. He has attended summer programs at Jacob’s Pillow, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet. Connor danced in the Ballet Arizona Studio Company for the 2014-2015 season, under the direction of Carlos Valcárcel. He has performed with Ballet Arizona in Ib Andersen’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, August Bournonville’s Napoli, and George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto and La Sonnambula. Connor is also continuing his academic studies towards the completion of a BFA in dance from UNCSA.