Ms. Cooney, a native of Bellevue, received her dance training at Pacific Northwest Ballet. She spent over a decade dancing with Kansas City Ballet and was also a teacher at Kansas City Ballet School. In 2014, she returned to Bellevue and began teaching at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Cooney is the founder and Co-Director of a youth theater summer camp. She enjoys developing in students a love of the arts, an increase in confidence, and an appreciation for dedication and discipline.
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