The Dancers

Macy Cook

JX3363 Macy Cook for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

Macy Cook was born in Wellington. She trained at Chilton Ballet Academy pre-professionally and was a Scholar and Associate with the New Zealand School of Dance. At age 13 she won the Supreme A section of the Alana Haines Australasian Awards, gaining direct entry to the Youth American Grand Prix Finals in New York in 2018 and a San Francisco Ballet School Summer Intensive scholarship.

Macy was selected for the RNZB National Mentor Programme and completed an Internship with the RNZB in 2019, before joining Houston Ballet Academy’s Professional Program on a training scholarship. During this time she performed with Houston Ballet in Stanton Welch’s Nutcracker before returning to New Zealand to join the RNZB as a guest dancer for The Sleeping Beauty.

Macy is one of two 2022 Friedlander Foundation Scholars. Macy was a Friedlander Foundation Scholar in 2021, but due to an injury which prevented her from rehearsing and performing for an extended period during 2021, her scholarship has been renewed for 2022.

Macy is supported by the Friedlander Foundation.

Dancer Credits

The Sleeping Beauty