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Originally from Flagstaff Arizona, Josiah Cook began training at the age of eight under Andrew Needhammer (ARAD). Upon completion of the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, he attended The School of American Ballet where he studied under Kay Mazzo and Jock Soto. In 2015, he joined Cincinnati Ballet’s second company where he was featured as The Prince in Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker and performed roles in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias and Morgan’s Cinderella.
As a member of the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program, Cook had the opportunity to dance in Sans Pleurer, an original work by Timothy O’Donnell, as well as Michael Pink’s Mirror Mirror and The Nutcracker. Since being promoted to the Company in 2017, Cook premiered the role of the statue in Pink’s world premiere of Beauty and the Beast and performed the Spanish variation in Swan Lake. Additionally, he enjoyed the opportunity to dance in new works by Garrett Glassman and Timothy O’Donnell, as well as Pink’s La Bohème.