Bryn Cohn was raised in Los Angeles, where she began her training in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Jazz. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in dance performance and composition from California Institute of the Arts under the direction of Stephan Koplowitz. In addition, she has trained extensively at The Ailey School and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.
Bryn is the artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists, whose work has been presented at Merce Cunningham Theater, Symphony Space, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement Arts, Triskelion Arts, Peridance and John Ryan Theater among others. The company has been invited to perform in Reverb, WestFest, Split Bill Series, Stuffed, Pentacle’s Fall Farther, Upstart, Underexposed, :pushing progress, Dumbo, Greenline, Cool, NYC 10 and Young Choreographers dance festivals in New York City and Chop Shop: Bodies of Work in Seattle, Washington.
Bryn has been commissioned to make original works for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective (of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and So You Think You Can Dance) and the fashion designer Betsey Johnson. She has performed in works by Alex Ketley, Ohad Naharin, Colin Connor, Christian Burns and Barak Marshall, and in self choreographed solos such as Au Revoir Love and Leak.
Bryn was one of twenty international artists invited to participate in New Aesthetics Performance Intensive led by Crystal Pite in Vancouver, B.C. She received scholarships to Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographic Lab at New York Live Arts and SUMAC, led by Susan Marshall. She lives and works in New York City as a choreographer, filmmaker and teacher of Contemporary, Composition, Improvisation and Gaga techniques, including for the :pushing progress training program directed by Calen Kurka and Chris Hale.