Bryn Cohn


Described as having “a brilliant mind” (Dance Enthusiast) and “a dancemaker who does not shy away
from much” (DIY Dancer), Bryn Cohn is an award-winning choreographer, educator and the artistic director
of the bicoastal dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists since 2011. She has presented work and toured in
premiere venues across the country including at Danspace Project, Bryant Park, Hudson Valley Dance
Festival, McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Competition, Gibney, Knickerbocker Theatre (MI), Ailey
Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 92nd Street Y, 14th Street Y, Triskelion Arts, REDCAT Theatre and
Abrons Arts Center. BC + A has received funding and awards from Kaatsbaan International Dance Center,
SILO Residency and was named Inception to Exhibition’s “Fan Favorite.” Cohn’s work has additionally been
performed at American College Dance Festival, Chop Shop Dance Festival, DanceNOW, Wassaic Dance
Festival, Boston University, Utah Film Festival and Nazareth College.

In 2018, Cohn was nominated for a Princess Grace Fellowship in Choreography. She won REGALIA,
a choreography competition on Repertory Dance Theatre, and received a commission on the company.
Cohn was selected by Robert Battle to participate in the New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater, a creative residency to choreographers, generously supported by the Ford
Foundation. She has been commissioned by Louis Vuitton, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge
Dance, Jacksonville Dance Theater, Big Muddy Dance Company, University at Buffalo, California State
University, Fullerton and the fashion designer Betsey Johnson.

As a sought after teacher, she received a full feature in Dance Teacher Magazine. Cohn has taught at
Gibney, CalArts, Rutgers University, Velocity Dance Center, California State University, Los Angeles, Temple
University, Shenandoah University, Broadway Dance Center, Cornish College of the Arts, Axis Connect,
Peridance and 10 Hairy Legs. She was adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University and taught at Los
Angeles Ballet. Cohn directed the contemporary department at Greenwich Ballet Academy where her
students received scholarships to The Royal Ballet School, Ellison Ballet, The Bolshoi Academy and The
Joffrey School through competing in her work at Youth America Grand Prix. Cohn served on The
Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Panel and for Nazareth College's Movement and
Dance Festival. Her paper “Virtuosity in Dance Performance: A Vehicle for Seeing Humanness” was
published in The Dancer Citizen. She was one of twenty international artists to participate in The New
Aesthetics Performance Intensive, a choreography workshop directed by Crystal Pite. Cohn graduated with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and was honored as a distinguished alumna. She is
a Master of Fine Arts candidate from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a High Honors and Chancellor's
Award student.

Instagram: @bryncohnandartists