I have known Duncan Cooper for over 30 years. As colleagues at San Francisco Ballet, I always had great admiration for his unique talent and artistry. When he later joined Dance Theatre of Harlem as a principal dancer, Duncan contributed his ever widening artistic abilities to many wonderful ballets and it was always a great pleasure to see him dance.
I had the good fortune of seeing him teach years later and was thrilled to witness what an inspiring and caring teacher he is. To those fortunate enough to call Duncan their teacher, he truly goes the extra mile for them, giving 100% of himself to helping his pupils understand what it means to dance and to realize their fullest potential. Bravo Mr. Cooper.