Keenan Cooks has been dancing professionally for over 15 years. He’s also choreographed dances for A-list celebrities like Cardi B, David Guetta, J Balvin, Bebe Rexha, Meek Mill, and Yo Gotti. So, when Dance 100 was released in the spring of 2023, they had to have him as one of the competitors.
This Keenan Cooks Bio explores more of his life.
Keenan Cooks On Netflix’s Dance 100
Netflix’s Dance 100 isn’t what it sounds like. Yes, there’s dance! But it’s not the 100 dancers who are being judged. Rather these talented dancers judge some seriously complex routines as eight choreographers battle it out for the chance to win $100,000. Our star, Keenan Cooks was one of these choreographers who made it to the finals.
Keenan started his Dance 100 journey with a bang preparing routines for 7 and 14 dancers, respectively. After entering the penultimate round of the show, Keenan and his fellow choreographers then were tasked with a dance where they had to take inspiration from the assigned decade. Luckily, Keenan got the chance to pay homage to the 1970s and he filled the stage full of bright colors with captivating music set in a lounge.
Then, for the next dance, Keenan was asked to tell a story based on the narrative of “A Night Under the Stars.” As a result, he choreographed a romantically haunting performance with two dancers showcasing their love story. Everyone in the audience felt the connection between those two dancers, and Keenan advanced to the final.
As for his final tasks, Keenan had to prepare a routine for 50 dancers and another for all the 100 members of the Dance 100 crew. Knowing what was at the stake, he gave his best to ensure that the audience would be enthralled by the performance. But alas, Keenan lost the battle to Brandi Chun.
Where Is Keenan Cooks Today?
Today, Keenan Cooks is more successful than ever as a dancer and choreographer. Seems like his fame as the Dance 100 season 1 runner-up has helped him amass a loyal fanbase, and also gain the attention of star-studded celebrities.
At the time of writing this article, Keenan was working as a choreographer for Bloc Talent Agency Inc and a Dance Instructor for Broadway Dance Center. Also, he worked as a dance teacher at Peridance Center and Steps on Broadway.
Furthermore, thanks to his work, the choreographer has had the chance to travel across countries including Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, Paris, Argentina, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, and Italy.
How Much Is Keenan Cooks Net Worth?
Keenan Cooks garnered a net worth of above $500 thousand by 2023.
An adept dancer and dance teacher, Keenan has been dancing since the age of 14. Just by 16, he was already a member of the Nia Dance Troupe where he first began his professional training. In 2008, Keenan then moved to New York City to pursue dance professionally. And before he knew it he was working with amazing choreographers such as Rhapsody James, Laurie Ann Gibson, Luam, Kyle Hanagami, and more.
Furthermore, he had the chance to with artists such as Big Sean, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Flo-Rida, Kendrick Lamar, Prince Royce, Hailee Steinfeld, Halsey, and Dua Lipa.
You may have also seen him dancing on Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, Today Show, Good Morning America, and MTV Music Video Awards.
After completing his BA from Marymount Manhattan College, Keenan also joined one of the most popular studios in New York City Broadway Dance Center in 2013. He was working there even as of 2023.
In case you’re interested in taking classes from him, find him on “keenancooks.com” to book online. The weekly dance classes ran from 5:30 to 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday at the Broadway Dance Center.
Keenan Cooks Age
Keenan Cooks was 31 years of age when he appeared on Dance 100 in 2023.
Who Are Keenan Cooks Parents?
Keenan Cooks splits the love for his parents. He loves his mother Gena Wright to the moon, but his dad, not so much. He even called his father a “deadbeat dad” once over a tweet.
On the other hand, Keenan recently took his mother on a trip to Miami for her 50th birthday in November 2022. “Got her a yacht, we drank good drinks, ate good food, and even had my grandmother twerking at Drag Brunch,” he recalled.
His mother, Gena is the Founder and President of Rosalie’s GrandDaughters Lending Hands of Love. She was married to Donyel Wright (Keenan’s stepdad) in November 2018.
As for Keenan’s siblings, he has a sister named Kelis who turned 21 on August 15, 2022.
Also, he has a stepbrother.
Keenan Cooks Height
Keenan Cooks stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) and he hates it!
His distinct features include — dark hair, brown eyes, and a fit body.
Keenan Cooks Partner
Keenan Cooks is openly gay and was in a relationship with his partner Marvin ever since 2020. However, he hid his man from social media because he believed the relationship stayed “stronger that way!”
Prior to Marvin, the choreographer had been in multiple relationships — none of which was as healthy as his current one.
“If someone would’ve told me 2 years ago I’d FINALLY be in a healthy relationship, I would’ve laughed at their ass! Then ran… cause ya boy was done with they gays,” he explained.
Where Is Keenan Cooks From?
Keenan hails from Boston, Massachusetts.
He moved to New York, New York in 2008 and resided there ever since.
Is Keenan Cooks On Instagram And Facebook?
Find him on Instagram @ayokeenan, Youtube @KeenanCooks, and Twitter @AyoKeenan.
Also, here’ are his Facebook accounts @KeenanCooksDance (professional) and @callmekcookz (private).
When Is Keenan Cooks Birthday?
Keenan receives his birthday wishes on August 22 and is of the Leo zodiac.