Gaby Cook is an esteemed, active professional in the global lindy hop community. For nearly 20 years, she has established her career, teaching and performing worldwide for events such as Herräng Dance Camp, Paris Jazz Roots and Lindy Focus. In New York, she performs for theater, film, and is principal dancer in “SW!NG OUT”, produced by the Joyce Theater. Other stage credits include: 50th Anniversary Kennedy Center Celebration, BET Soul Train Awards, Guggenheim Works & Process Residency Recipient, Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Series, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center and many appearances at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center.
In the classroom, she is playful, informative and honest. Through teaching dance, she seeks to connect new audiences to the immensely rich history of swing-era dances. She prioritizes equality for followers and leaders in the classroom space — and has championed a movement first approach to teaching partnered dance content.