Adam Cooper


Agent: Jean Diamond | | 02076310400

Actor / Director / Choreographer

Theatre credits include Junior Dolan in On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket, Royal Festival Hall and Tokyo); Badger in Wind in the Willows and Soldier in A Soldier’s Tale (Royal Opera House and Japan), Don Lockwood in Singin’ In the Rain (Sadler’s Wells and Leicester Haymarket); Guest Star in The Play What I Wrote (UK Tour); Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tour of Japan and Sadler’s Wells); Cliff in Wallflowering (Sevenoaks Playhouse); Sky in Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre); Ramon in Zorro (National Tour); The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall); Critical Mass with Russell Maliphant (Coliseum); Lead in Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells); Phil Davis in White Christmas for 3 Christmas Seasons (Plymouth, Lowry Salford, Sunderland, Mayflower Southampton, Dublin, Liverpool), Don Lockwood in Singin’ In the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre, Palace Theatre London and Japan), The Merry Widow (Gartnerplatz Theatre Munich, also Choreographed)

For Adventures in Motion Pictures created the role of The Swan in Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, UK Tour, West End, Japan, L.A. and Broadway for which he won Time Out Award, Evening Standard Award, Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer, Tony Award Nomination for Best Actor), created the role of The Pilot and played The Angel in Cinderella (West End and LA) and Gala Performances of Spitfire.

A member of the Royal Ballet from 1998-97 (Principal from 94) where leading roles included Romeo/Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Crown Prince in Mayerling, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Espada in Don Quixote, The Prince and Kings of the North and South in Prince of the Pagodas , Lescaut and Gaoler in Manon, Gloria, The Invitation, Different Drummer, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Daphnis and Chloe, Illuminations, Ballet Imperial, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Agon, La Ronde, Checkmate, Fearful Symmetries, Herman Schmerman, Steptext, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Danses Concertantes, Symphonic Variations, Le Corsair Pas de Deux, Thais Pas de Deux, Onegin. He also created roles in Winter Dreams and Judas Tree (MacMillan), Firstext (Forsythe), Enclosure, Present Histories and Desirable Hostilities (Tuckett), Tombeaux (Bintley), Bloodlines, Renard, Ebony Concerto, Two Part Invention and Room of Cooks (Page).

He has also performed with Irek Mukhamedov and Company, the Portugal Ballet Festival, An Evening with Sylvie Guillem, Darcey Bussell and Friends, La Scala Milan, Rome Opera Ballet, K Ballet, Star Dancers Japan, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet and has lead Adam Cooper and Friends/Adam Cooper Company at Exeter Festival for 3 years and at Washington International Ballet Festival.

Television and Films includes The Merry Wives of Windsor, Winter Dreams, Royal Ballet Winter Gala, Swan Lake, Dance Ballerina Dance, The South Bank Show, Madame Bovary, Jason and the Argonauts, Billy Elliot, Sandman, Royal Variety Performance ’97 and 2011, Duet and The Sandman (Choreo Tuckett)

Credits as Choreographer include Just Scratchin’ the Surface (Scottish Ballet); Six Faces (K Ballet); Nature of Touch (Exeter Festival); On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket and Royal Festival Hall. Critics’ Circle Dance Award for Best Choreography); Garbo (Oscarsteatern Stokholm); Singin’ In the Rain (Sadler’s Wells and Leicester Haymarket. Critics Circle Dance Award Nomination); Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse. Olivier Award Nomination); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tour of Japan and Sadler’s Wells, also Directed); Wallflowering (Sevenoaks Playhouse); Promises Promises (Sheffield Crucible); Side By Side By Sondheim (The Venue); Carousel (Savoy Theatre. What’s on Stage Award Nomination); Simply Cinderella (Curve Leicester, also Directed); Robert Devereux (Opera Holland Park); Shall We Dance (Sadlers Wells, also Directed. What’s on Stage Award Nomination), 3 Phantoms UK tour 2011, Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Evita (Det Ny Teater Copenhagen), Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre), Gefahrliche Liebschaften (World Premirere, Gartnerplatz Theatre Munich), Candide (also Directed Gartnerplatz Theatre Munich), IWC SIHH Gala Geneva 2016.

Directing credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Sadlers Wells and Japan), Simply Cinderella (World Premiere, Curve Leicester), Shall We Dance (Sadlers Wells), Gefahriche Liebshaften (Co-Direction, Gartnerplatz Theatre Munich), Candide (Gartnerplatz Theatre Munich), On the Town (Co-Direction, Theater St. Gallen Switzerland)

He also won the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition; Professional Level Prize at Prix de Lausanne, and Critics’ Circle Audience Award for Most Popular Dancer.