Dance Musicians 2019-03-07T17:49:56-07:00

Dance Musicians

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook is a composer, drummer, and percussionist who has a long history of accompanying Modern, Ballet and Musical Theatre dance classes. He has worked as an accompanist in Seattle for 16 years at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Dance Fremont and Spectrum Dance Theater. Kevin received a Jazz Studies performance degree from the University of Washington, and has played with over 30 bands in Seattle in many styles of music, ranging from jazz, classical, and avant-garde to world music and heavy metal. Kevin loves song-writing and composing and has produced an album of original songs. He has also performed and acted with the Seattle’s Degenerate Art Ensemble, UMO, Lelavision and The Village Theatre.

Ryan Hirst

Art Koshi

Art Koshi, Dance Musician

Art Koshi has been accompanying ballet and modern dance classes since 1997. Born in Taiwan and raised in Honolulu, Art now works as an accompanist at Dance Fremont, Cornish College of the Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Theatre Group’s Dance for Parkinson’s, and Jet City Improv. Before moving to Seattle, he played for the University of Hawaii, Ballet Hawaii, and On The Spot Improv. He has performed in improvisational theater festivals such as Honolulu’s Improvaganza, Austin’s Out of Bounds Festival, the Phoenix Improv Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival, and the Seattle Improv Festival.

Ryan Love

Ryan Love, Dance Musician

From Manchester, NH, Ryan began his voice and piano studies at age eight in the Ted Herbert Music School and continued his education with theater and dance studies at the Boston Conservatory. He began working as a dance musician for Boston Ballet and moved on to The Richmond Ballet and Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his BFA in Theater Performance. Since moving to Seattle, he’s worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theater, Dance Fremont, the University of Washington, Ballet Hawaii, Washington (DC) Ballet, Whitman College and was Music Director for Jet City Improv. He has accompanied professional artists for the past 15 years, some of which include: Clark Terry, Yo Yo Ma, Bebe Neuwirth, Carla Maxwell, Clay Taliaferro, Donald McKayle, Twyla Tharp, Bill T. jones, Val Caniparoli, and Kyle Abraham. His compositions have appeared on PBS, NPR and in many dance festivals. Ryan appears on albums such as Month of May by Romeo + Juliet; and Midnight Veil by Prom Queen.

His new album Caviar Dreams (FOX HUNT) was completed in 2015 and features both his visual artwork and favorite Musicians. Ryan likes to spend his free time painting & songwriting.

Angela Rinaldi