Judy  Cook

Judy Cook

Details:

Dance, Inter-arts

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4

Language: english

Regions: Capital Region

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Biography

Judy Cook has choreographed for Manitoba Opera, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Vagabond Theatre, as well as for many events for high schools and communities. As a dancer, she has appeared with Bravado Dance, at the National Arts Centre, Rainbow Stage, and in symphony shows for families across Canada and the States.

She has conducted many dance workshops including work with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Osborne Street Dance Club, the University of Manitoba, Artspeak and Artsmarts.

She expertly shares her dance knowledge and creativity with children and teachers and loves to create dance/music performances designed for schools.

She was the dance specialist for a two-year research project creating a program focusing on children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Norway House Cree Nation, and was part of a panel to share the research at a Very Special Arts Festival -VSA held in Washington DC.

Project Samples

Judy Cook Dance

Judy will work with grades 1-4. She brings in a variety of dances for each grade that are designed to culminate in a school performance. The workshop includes opportunities for students to improvise and develop their own choreography as part of the final dance performance sharing session. Book readings from her children's books can be incorporated into the residency.

Testimonials

Judy Cook with every dance you created, students took a risk, experienced success, and melted the hearts of their parents and audience. You are a genius in knowing how to make anyone look comfortable and good on that floor!

—Anthony Steffes -Artspeak program Sunrise School Division

"I would highly recommend inviting Judy Cook to your school. Judy is a creative and talented performer, author, singer and teacher whose enthusiasm for dance is contagious. She has the ability to adapt for students as needed and inspires all children to move to the music. What a wonderful experience for everyone involved!" Thanks again Judy,

—Debbie Bray Carpathia School

All the students from K-4 thoroughly enjoyed their week with Judy! Judy provided a fantastic program to our students and I would highly recommend her to another school. Judy has also written a book called When Dinosaurs go Dancing. Students enjoyed listening to this book that combines dinosaurs and dance. One of the classes acted out/danced the book!

—Nicole Bodin Grade 4 Teacher Melita School