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Cooper Wright

Cooper Wright

Pensacola, Florida USA

Cooper Wright has been a local to the Pensacola, FL area for 7 years after moving from Virginia in 2016.

His passion for the arts began when he was 13, performing in his first middle/high school musical, Beauty and the Beast. From there he has performed as an actor and dancer in many shows through the years, including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The 3 Musketeers, Mary Poppins, and Julius Caesar.

Cooper began training as a dancer when he was 16 at Broadway Lights Dance Center in Navarre, FL learning ballet, jazz, contemporary and many other styles.

He learned and progressed quickly and joined the competition team later the same year until he graduated in 2020.

Now he is a musical theatre and acting teacher at Broadway Lights as well as an assistant choreographer for Navarre High School’s theatre program.

Recently he decided to put his focus into ballet and began training with Ballet Pensacola in the spring of 2023 and was a part of their performance of Midsummer Night's Dream.

I dance because I feel free. I feel like a different person that is carefree and is able to put their heart and soul into their movements. I love being able to take a song or dance and make it my own. There’s no judgement or pressure when I truly dance for myself. When I’m on the stage I love being able to bring joy and wonder to the audience.

Place of birth: Minot, North Dakota

Reason for dance: Freedom

Favorite color: Blue and sunset orange

Favorite role danced: lead dancer in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Dream role: Race from Newsies

Favorite Choreographer: Michael Dameski

Favorite Traditional Ballet: Don Juan

Favorite cuisine/dish: biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs or anything my mom makes

Favorite hobby: photography

Fun fact about me: I didn’t know my first name was Silas until I had to spell it in kindergarten

What I would like the audience/community to gain: I want the audience to find beauty in the small details of dance