Jim Cooney

Biography

Jim Cooney is an award-winning choreographer whose international body of work
encompasses television, stage, concerts, and live events. His most notable credits
include choreographing a Broadway style musical demolition for ABC’s Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition featuring Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth, both seasons
of The Glee Project for Oxygen’s Upfront Presentations, The Today Show featuring
Little Richard, Pat Boone, and Didi Conn, The Accused for Tropicana in Atlantic City
which won Best Casino Show of the Year, Singin’ in the Rain which was nominated for a
Po’okela Award (Hawaiian State Theater Excellence) for Best Choreography and
assisting Tony nominated Randy Skinner on the City Center production of Abby’s
Song starring Paul Sorvino and the musical Ginger starring Tony award winner Donna
McKechnie. He’s also choreographed live events and flash mobs for the likes of Warner
Bros., OfficeMax, and Glamour Magazine featuring celebrities such as Olympic gold
medalist Nastia Liukin and Robbie Rosen of American Idol. He most recently was the
Associate Choreographer of Guys and Dolls at Great Lakes Theater directed/
choreographed by Tony nominated Dan Knetchges, Associate Choreographer on a
Broadway Bares number, and Choreographer of the world premiere Brazilian
musical Éramos Gays running in Salvador. He’s currently the Artistic Director and
Choreographer of MASQ, a new annual masquerade event featuring circus, dance, and
burlesque, and a Creative Consultant for Unique New York Productions. He has a
diverse choreographic voice containing specialty skills such as tap, stage combat, aerial
silks, and body balancing. Jim is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center (BDC) and was
profiled by The New York Times in their Theater and Dance sections which
praised him for training dancers with “audition must haves: character, motivation, and
endurance.” He is proudly the faculty advisor of BDC’s Educational Programs. Jim has
also been the dance captain for eight productions including the first national tour of Tony
award winner Susan Stroman’s Broadway revival of The Music Man and the original
company of Nights on Broadway, directed and choreographed by Tony award
winner Andy Blankenbuehler and starring former Miss America Kate Shindle. www.jimcooney.me

  • Choreography Reel

  • Singin' In The Rain sizzle reel

  • Extreme Makeover Home Edition

  • Feiyue Flashmob

  • Elf Yourself Flashmob