Caryn Cooper is an arts administrator, educator and performer from Long Island, NY. She began her dance training at a young age studying ballet in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) technique for eight years and has trained in other dance forms such as tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and West African. She has had the opportunity to perform at various venues in the Greater New York City Area including, The Wild Project, Frederick Loewe Theatre, 92 Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and Radio City Music Hall. Administratively, she has worked for a number of arts organizations including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, the New York City Center and Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. Caryn is currently pursuing her certifications to become a Moving for Life Instructor (MFLCI) to use dance to help breast cancer recovery patients and those with physical disabilities caused by chronic illnesses and a BodyMind Dancing (BMD) Instructor to guide students as they reflect and learn about the 3-dimenionality and re-patterning of the body. Caryn is a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and the New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA). She is also currently a freelance writer for BroadwayWorld Dance. Caryn holds a BFA in Arts Management from LIU Post, a MA in Dance Education from New York University.