Cast & TeamAdam Cooper


Adam Cooper


Trained at the Arts Educational Schools and the Royal Ballet School, Adam joined the Royal Ballet in 1989 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1994. Since 1997, Adam has been a freelance artist, performing, choreographing and directing all over the world.

Adam recently starred in Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre, London, Chichester and Tokyo. He also created the role of the Swan/Stranger in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, which he has performed all over the world and won numerous awards for. He appeared as older Billy in the film Billy Elliot.

His recent choreography includes: IWC SIHH corporate show, Geneva; Candide (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich – also directed); Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre and West End); Gefährliche Liebschaften (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich – also co-directed); Evita (Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells – also directed); Roberto Devereux (Opera Holland Park); Simply Cinderella (Curve, Leicester – also directed); Carousel (Savoy Theatre and UK tour – WhatsOnStage Award nomination); Side by Side by Sondheim (the Venue); Promises, Promises (Sheffield Crucible); Wallflowering (Sevenoaks Playhouse); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Japan/Sadler’s Wells – also directed); Grand Hotel (Donmar – Olivier Award nomination); Singin’ in the Rain (Sadler’s Wells/Leicester Haymarket – Critics’ Circle Dance Award nomination); On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket/Royal Festival Hall/Japan – Critics’ Circle Dance Award winner); Garbo – the Musical (Stockholm) and Six Faces (K-Ballet, Japan).

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