Brenna Monroe-Cook was a principle dancer with the Limón Dance Company and has been a teacher and répétiteur for the Limón Institute for two decades. Working across the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa she teaches Limón technique, lectures on the history of José Limón, reconstructs and stages Limón’s choreographic works, and coaches dancers in performance technique. Ms. Monroe-Cook holds a BFA from The Juilliard School and an MFA from the University of Washington with a focus on Educational Psychology in Dance Pedagogy. She is originally from Oak Park, Illinois where she received her early dance training at The Academy of Movement and Music and the Ruth Page Foundation. In addition to her career with the Limón Dance Company, Ms. Monroe-Cook has performed in Chicago, New York and Seattle with Angier Performance Works, Ashani Dances, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Catherine Cabeen and Company, MOMENTA Performing Arts Company, Riedel Dance Theater, Seattle Dance Project, Subtle Changes, Inc., Thang Dao Dance Company, and the University of Washington’s Chamber Dance Company. Ms. Monroe-Cook is currently on faculty at California State University, Long Beach. She has served on the faculties of Cornish College of the Arts, Cornish Preparatory Dance Program, Dance Fremont, Gibney Dance, North Carolina School of the Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Peridance Center, University of Washington, and Velocity Dance Center and as an international guest teacher in modern, ballet and somatic practice. She is a certified Pilates teacher through the Kane School of Core Integration and has taught as a licensed GYROKINESIS® instructor.
Classes: Limón Technique class & Limón Technique and Repertory
Photo by Christopher Jones