Mira Bai Cook
Dancer, Teaching Artist, Choreographer
Mira Cook joined Battery Dance Company in 2010. A native of Austin, Texas, she studied and performed with Ballet Austin and the Austin Dance Ensemble and danced in California with City Ballet of San Diego and Liss Fain Dance of San Francisco. With Battery Dance Company, she has performed and taught Dancing to Connect workshops in Algeria, Namibia, Tanzania, Malaysia, Singapore, Zambia, Lesotho and at Gramercy Arts High School in Manhattan. She was Battery Dance Company’s artist-in-residence at Bayridge Elementary School for the Arts in Brooklyn, NY, during the 2010-11 school year. Mira's choreography was presented in Battery Dance Company’s 2011 New York Season and has also been presented by City Ballet of San Diego, The Austin Dance Ensemble and SUSHI Performance and Visual Art. Mira is a singer/composer and has performed her work in New York City and has released a solo album, “Signs”. She also creates dance videos as co-director of duetproject.com with fellow BDC artist Robin Cantrell.
Mira says, “Dancing is my joy. I love the experience of sharing the elemental essence of dance and learning from the people in different lands where we travel.”