So you want my arts job: Choreographer

Freelance dancer and choreographer Eliza Cooper explores the multi-faceted aspects of her profession and the excitement of interdisciplinary practices.

Eliza Cooper is an Australian performer, director and multidisciplinary artist who pursued her passion in dance since early childhood. Growing up in Canada Bay on the land of the Wangal Peoples, Cooper graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (2015), Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (2016) and Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s MASA Program (2017) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Dance.

Currently working as a freelance dancer and choreographer, Cooper has performed with leading companies including Dance Makers Collective, Opera Australia, Catapult Dance Company and Compañía Pepa Molina.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_