Jonah Cook


Jonah Cook was born in England and started training at Liberatus Dance in Swindon and graduated from the Royal Ballet Upper School in London. He danced with the Royal Ballet in Manon, Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker, amongst others. Jonah Cook joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett and the Bayerisches Staatsballett II as a trainee in September 2012 and was promoted to a corps de ballet dancer with the beginning of the season 2013/2014. In the 2014/2015 season, Jonah Cook took the rank of a soloist. He was promoted to first Soloist rank as of the 2016/2017 season and to principal rank with the beginning of the 2017/2018 season. He left the ensemble at the end of the 2018/19 season to join the Ballett Zurich in Switzerland. With the beginning of the 2020/21 season Jonah Cook returned for two seasons to Bayerisches Staatsballett, until July 2022. In June 2022 he showcased his first choreographic work Played as part of Heute ist morgen (Today is tomorrow).

(Information as of June 2022)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
(M. Cunningham)
The Golden Idol in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Spiral Pass (R. Maliphant), Kreation
Three Athletes in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Count N. in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Pas de trois in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Lenski in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Gaston Rieux in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Adam is (A. Barton), creation
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)
Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Lead Soloist 1st movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Soloist 1st movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Title role in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Crassus in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Wizard / The Mad hatter in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Lysander in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Lucentio in Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Kostya in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
El Trianero in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Graf Alexej Wronski in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Dancer in Kairos and Sunyata - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Abderakhman in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Sheppard in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Béranger in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Jack in Cecil Hotel (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Pas de six in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)
Hilarion in Giselle (J. Coralli/J. Perrot/M. Petipa)
Vladimir in Der Schneesturm (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Dancer in Broken Fall (R. Maliphant)
Dancer in With a Chance of Rain (L. Scarlett)
Benjamin in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Dancer in Sweet Bones' Melody (M. Goecke)
Summer Solo in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Companion of the Prince's Cousin from Russia in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Dancer in Played (J. Cook)