Channing Cooke, known for her outgoing personality and knowledge beyond her years, is a very hard working and successful entertainer. Having grown up as a studio kid she has a very strong background of technique and training in all styles of dance that range from Ballet and Modern to Jazz, Hip-Hop, and even Acrobatics. Born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Channing not only met the high demands of the competitive dance world but was also a nationally ranked Cheerleader as well as an extreme athlete. She had her first big break on Fox's hit television show, So You Think You Can Dance, as she was chosen into the top twenty out of thousands who auditioned.
In January of 2010 she made the move to Los Angeles where she is now working as a professional dancer represented by one of the top agencies in the business, Clear Talent Group. From there she booked her first big role where she danced alongside Neil Patrick Harris in the opening number of The 82nd Annual Academy Awards. You will have also seen her on such shows as Dancing With The Stars, in a Macy's Stars of Dance number, choreographed by Travis Wall, as well as on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Channing has also worked with such artists as Jennifer Lopez, JoJo, and just recently with Florence + The Machine at the 2010 Video Music Awards. Her strengths as a performer have helped develop her passion for teaching and working with younger dancers all over the country.
Channing is charging head on in this industry and her talent and determination will take her and her career very far!