Dorian Cohen, Dance Teaching Artist
Dorian Cohen has been dancing since the age of 4. She started her training at home, in Chicago, at various studios including the Chicago Dance Academy and Joel Hall Dance Center. Her styles expanded from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Urban Jazz/Jazz Funk, and Hip Hop.
By age 11, she was performing in a youth company, JHDC 1511, that allowed her to train as a professional and perform throughout the Chicagoland area. This level of professionalism continued, as she became the president of her dance team at The Ohio State University,
After graduating, Dorian moved to Los Angeles to join the Teach for America corps, while pursuing her Master’s Degree. During her time as a sixth grade humanities teacher at ICEF’s Frederick Douglass Academy Middle School, Dorian created and managed after-school dance programs and Zumba classes.
Training in Los Angeles involved in-depth work in styles that have always resonated with Dorian – such as Chicago Footwork, Samba, Salsa, Vogue, New Orleans Bounce, and Waacking. Most of her training took place at the renowned Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios and Millennium Dance Complex. She also teaches privates and all-styles dance classes for kids and adults in LA.
Dorian can be seen on popular TV Shows such as NBC’s “World of Dance” and Hulu’s “East Los High”. She is also a featured dancer on “Howard High ” streamable via UrbanflixTV. Her music video credits include Dawn Richard, Joey Montana, Luney Tunes, Twista, The Rej3ctz, and many other well-known artists in the music industry. In addition to her television and music video appearances, she has traveled with and danced alongside Nicki Minaj in Africa, for her Unitel show. Dorian also performed in live show events for Migos’ Offset, Aloe Blacc, Prince Jackson & The Michael Jackson Charity and Estate.
Dorian’s passion always remains ignited by the youth and she feels dance is a universal language through which we can all communicate and heal.