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 has been teaching at Pacific Northwest Ballet for the past three years. 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. She has loved working with Ms. Viktoria in the past as a performer and teacher and is thrilled to be a part of Emerald Ballet’s staff. 

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