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Cooper Blankenburg

Corps de Ballet

Joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2023 as Corps de Ballet.

Born: Rochester, Michigan

Training: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program, The Rochester School of Dance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Previous company: None

Favorite quote:No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” ~Mac Miller

Favorite role: I performed Odette in Swan Lake at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Spring show 2022. I love the amount of emotion you can bring to a role like that. I also love swan arms and balancing in arabesques. The white swan variation has plenty of those.

Favorite costume: The Snow Corps costume in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker. I really liked the long mesh sleeves and sparkly romantic tutu, but the large crown with snowflakes was the cherry on top.

Fun Fact: I have an orange tabby cat named Charlie.