Program Books/Gaby Cook

Gaby Cook

Dancer

Gaby Cook is a veteran Lindy Hopper of all stripes. For the last 15 years, she has been an active professional on the global Lindy Hop scene—teaching and per­forming for events such as Her­räng Dance Camp, Lindy Focus, Paris Jazz Roots, the Rock That Swing Festival, and the IG Hop Dance Residency in Vienna, among others. In addition to her career as a teacher, she is also a choreographer and performer. Cook is artistic director for two New York dance companies based in the language of swing and vernacular jazz: Wild Rhythm Dance Company and Gatsby Entertainment. These two companies have presented featured performances on stages like the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, the Great Gatsby Party, and many appearances at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. Wild Rhythm is a current dance company in residence at Brooklyn Col­lege through the CUNY Dance Initiative program for the 2019–20 season.