Dance Branson

Teacher(s) Tonya Coker

Being the Junior DOTY has been such a gift.  It has given me the opportunity to constantly make new discoveries in dance and developing my own unique perspective and growing as a performer.  I have learned to not question myself, have conviction in my art, but be open to new ideas.  I have so enjoyed being a mentor and role model to other dancers.  It has allowed me to grow with confidence and in turn be truly inspired.

My name is Brooke Cox, but my friends call me “Brookie”. I am 11 years old and in the 6th grade. My very first dance class was at age 2. I began dancing competitively and attending conventions about 4 years ago. I can’t imagine my life without some form of dance. Performing and expressing myself through movement is truly my passion and what I feel I was born to do. My choice styles of dance are jazz and lyrical. 

When not dancing you will surely find me singing. I have been taking vocal lessons since age 5 and enjoy singing everything from musical theatre to classic rock. My dream is to book a leading role on Broadway and attend the Tony Awards as a nominee!  Some of my favorite things are roller coasters, sleepovers, arts & crafts, my best friend’s laugh, my mom’s chicken and rice, and swimming at the lake. I also really enjoy having dance parties with my younger brother and  sister! 

Dance Branson has been my studio home since I began to dance. I love it there, not only because the instructors are so talented, but also because it feels like a big, loving, family. Being able to dance with my friends is such a blessing. My main dance teacher, Tonya Coker, mama T, is like a second mom. I love her dearly and always trust she has my best interest in mind. She is responsible for making me the dancer I am today and hopefully will be in the future. I am also thankful for my entire family, Mom and Dad, Blair, Sarah and Logan. They are truly my biggest support system and give up so much for me to pursue my dreams.  

Special thanks to Joe Tremaine and the entire faculty at Tremaine for selecting me as the Junior Female Dancer of the Year. I have spent the last four years dreaming of the opportunity to work with such an amazingly talented group of individuals. I am still pinching myself! I can’t wait to learn and grow as a dancer, performer, and young individual. I promise to work hard, stay focused, and represent Tremaine and my studio with utmost  respect.