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When you think of ballet you might think of a profession dominated by women, but that's not necessarily the case with choreography. Hilary Kennedy chats with Katie Cooper, the Artistic Director for Avant Chamber Ballet, about the Women's Choreography Project...

Ryan Gully // Eye Opener

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“Avant + Dark Circles” brought together two of the city’s best dance groups for one show Friday at Dallas City Performance Hall.  Katie Cooper’s Avant Chamber Ballet gave perhaps the finest performance in its four-year history, sensitively and confidently staging Balanchine’s jazzy Who Cares?...

Manny Mendoza // Dallas Morning News

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This weekend, the Avant Chamber Ballet of Dallas presents the second annual Women's Choreography Project. The company brings exceptional live dance and chamber music together for a presentation of classical ballet and new works. The founder of Avant Chamber Ballet and the Women's Choreography Project Katie Cooper and one of the stars of the show, Emily Dixon, joined us on News 8 Midday on Tuesday to talk about it!

WFAA8 Dallas

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When Cooper noticed so few female choreographers being represented on many local and national professional dance companies seasonal programs, she knew she had to do something about it. And that is how the Women’s Choreography Project came into being in 2015...

Katie Dravenstott // Theater Jones

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