CoCo Loupe holds a BFA (USM) & MFA (OSU) in Dance/Choreography. In the past 30 years she has been an ADF student (1988, 1989 and 1992), an indie dance group director, a pick-up performer, creative space maker and a university educator.
She has served as faculty at LSU, OSU, USM, UO, Kenyon College, Brookhaven Community College, and as guest artist at ULL, Denison University, UNT, Lane Community College, Louisiana High School for Math, Science and the Arts and The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. At the high school and collegiate level she offers classes in ballet, modern and jazz technique as well as improvisation, composition, dance appreciation, introduction to dance and technology in addition to mentoring choreographic projects.
CoCo has been the co-founder and co-director of Flexure Dance Collective (MS), Ground Level Dance Group (TX), DIP-Dance in Person (NY), They Might Be Dancers (OH), Feverhead – a creative space for experiments (OH) and CKA: currently known as (LA). In 2006, her graduate work was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the National College Dance Festival and in 2012 she received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence in Choreography Award. She studied with Deborah Hay in Findhorn, Scotland and commissioned Hay’s work “The Runner” as part of the Solo Performance Commissioning Project (SPCP). CoCo also participated in Susan Rethorst’s “Choreographic Mind” workshop at Bearnstow in Mt. Vernon, Maine.
Most recently, she taught modern, improvisation and composition at the New Mexico School for the Arts. CoCo now lives in Lake Mary, FL (Orlando) and collaborates widely.