Jason Coosner

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Jason is a master teacher, choreographer, coach and deeply passionate educator based in Los Angeles, CA.  Jason’s eye for detail, masterful understanding of technique, ability to extract organic performance and innovative choreography continues to attract dancers from around the country to coach with him and teachers to learn from him. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Southern Methodist University for which he received a full artistic scholarship and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Dance and Business Administration from Elon University. He has been awarded numerous choreography awards most notably for his ballet Composition VII which received the Regional Dance America National Choreographic Recognition Award. His work has been featured at the Anaheim International Dance Festival and International Ballet Festival Miami. Jason created choreography for the web series, INSTNT MSGS directed by the award winning Justin Simien.

Including national and international conventions,  Jason has taught master classes for the University of Indiana-Bloomington, Elon University, Long Beach Ballet, Collin County Ballet Theatre, SoCal Ballet, Southbay Ballet,  Burbank Youth Ballet and Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet. Year after year his soloists and ensembles qualify for the New York Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix, receive scholarship to prestigious summer training programs and are accepted into top nationally recognized university dance programs. Jason has performed in over twenty regional theatrical productions including the Broadway National Tour of Kiss Me Kate. As a singer he has shared the stage with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jo-Dee Messina, Norm Lewis and most recently David Foster. Jason is the president of Dance Masters of Southern California, member of  both the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association. He is the Director of the prestigious Burbank Dance Academy.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Musical Theatre with a Minor in Dance and Business Administration, Elon University
Master of Fine Arts, Dance, Southern Methodist University

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