Coco Wood


Born in Ballarat, Victoria, Coco started training at the Kerry Moore School of Ballet. In 2015 she was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in Melbourne where she spent 4 years. Coco’s ambition and focus was always to grow as a contemporary dancer while maintaining a strong classical base. While at VCASS she performed in many works notably Tim Harbour’s contemporary work Romeo and Juliet and Jonathon Taylor’s Summer’s End. Later, both also created solo pieces for Coco. Sadly, JT’s solo was the last work he choreographed before his untimely passing in 2019. At the end of year 12 Coco auditioned and was accepted straight into 3rd year of the Bachelor Degree (Honours) course at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. Coco then applied to join the Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year program where she has been since 2020 engaging in works by Holly Doyle, Jessica Goodfellow, Omer Backley-Astrachan and Rafael Bonachela’s Six Breaths. Coco also performed in Rhiannon Newton’s New Breed 2021 work The Gift of a Warning. She feels deeply honoured to have been offered a trainee contract for 2022 and excited at the prospect of continuing to work hard with the Company.