Justine Cooper

Dance / Ballet

Originally from New Zealand, Justine worked with Australian Dance Theatre between 1998–2000 under the direction of Meryl Tankard. Returning to New Zealand in 2001, she co-founded Strident Dance Theatre, performing and co-creating five full-length pieces. She has been a freelance teacher of ballet, contemporary dance and yoga for many years whilst also working on various film and television projects. Most recently working with Emma Martin Dance (Tundra, Dogs and Listowel Syndrome), CoisCéim Dance Theatre (Agnes and Dance Talking: Portraits of a Dancer), Louise White (Way Back home), junk ensemble (Dusk Ahead, Bird with Boy), Liz Roche Company (Body and Forgetting, Fast Portraits, These Two People and Secondary Sources), Liv O’Donoghue (Prompted Breathless and The Way We Met),and was a founding member of electro DIY sound theatre band You can call me Frances.