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Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Josiah Cook began his ballet training at age eight under Andrew Needhammer, ARAD. Upon completion of the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, he attended The School of American Ballet, where he studied under Kay Mazzo, Jock Soto, and Jonathan Stafford. In 2015, he joined Cincinnati Ballet’s second company, where he was featured as The Prince in Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker.
As a member of Milwaukee Ballet II, Cook danced in Sans Pleurer (Without Tears), an original work by Timothy O’Donnell, as well as Michael Pink’s Mirror Mirror and The Nutcracker. After being promoted to the Company in 2017, Cook originated the role of the Statue in Michael Pink’s world premiere of Beauty and the Beast and performed numerous roles in Pink’s Swan Lake, Dracula, and La Bohème. Cook has also had the opportunity to be in new works created by Garrett Glassman, Nicole Teague-Howell, Kenneth Tindall, Mauro De Candia, and Timothy O’Donnell. In recent seasons, Cook has had the privilege of performing Karl in Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker, the Selfish Prince in Milwaukee Ballet’s 2022 reprise of Beauty and the Beast, and Solor in La Bayadère.