Donna Coco - Teacher

Genre:

 SDC Team, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tumbling/Acro

Bio:

Donna is a native of the New England area. She originally began teaching at schools through out Massachusetts and New Hampshire before opening her own studio, Donna Coco's Performance Plus, in 1993. Over the nineteen years that she owned and directed her school, Donna was fortunate to have worked with many talented dancers who, as students, won numerous regional and national titles. Many of those dancers have gone on to dance in college on competitive dance teams, participate in local dance companies and also professional dance companies, Disney World and multiple cruise lines.

After closing her studio in 2013, she became the artistic coordinator for the competitive company at Dance Images Dance and Music Center, where her students have continued to thrive in the competitive as well as non-competitive environment. As a choreographer, Donna has won many awards from competitions such as American Dance Awards, New York City Dance Alliance, JUMP, NUVO, Onstage NY, Starlight Productions and Co. Dance both regionally and nationally. She was the founder and director of Eastern Dance Awards, a local dance competition from 1989-2002. She passed EDA to a former student and now peer and EDA continues to run each year in May. Donna graduated from Boston University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. She uses this anatomical and science based approach to tackle technical issues with body placement and alignment.