/dance

Billy Cohen



Billy Cohen, hailing from outside Boston, started his hip hop training at the young age of six at Joanne Langione Dance Center with his identical twin brother, and continued his training at Hofstra University while receiving a B.S. Degree in Dance Education.  At Hofstra, he’s had the chance to work with artists such as Heather Waldon, Barbara Angeline, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Bill Young, Doug Varone, and David Parker, as well as represent Hofstra at two ACDA Conferences, and co-choreographed his own fully-produced dance show, “jux•ta•po•si•tion”.  Before graduating, Billy received a full scholarship to train with Hofstra’s most notable Dance Department alumni, Larry Keigwan, and was accepted into Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester, where he had the opportunity to train and perform choreography with many leading artists in the dance industry, including Derek Mitchel, Emily Greenwell, Candace Brown.  Billy has also had the opportunity to work closely with Teddy Forance, Noel Bajades, Devin Jamieson, Jeff Lapes, and Jen Hackworth through the Generation IV Dance Convention.  Since graduating, he has worked with the “Dance for Kindness” event in NYC and starred in the commercial for the event, which was broadcasted on the billboards of Times Square. He has also danced for MTV's Lit!, Reebok, and was most notably was a principal dancer in two episodes of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, choreographed by Marguerite Derricks.  Recently, Billy made his live television debut while performing with J Balvin and Bad Bunny for MTV's VMAs.  He also starred in a viral video called “Student Vs. Teacher Battle”, over 20 million views on all social media platforms and appearing on multiple new networks, including a short segment on “Inside Edition”.  Billy hopes to have continuous success in the dance industry, and to someday travel the world doing what he loves best: creating, performing, and sharing his art form.