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 where she won the Contemporary Dance Award for her graduation year. While at VCASS she performed in many works, notably Tim Harbours’s contemporary work Romeo and Juliet and Jonathon Taylor’s Summers End. Coco’s ambition and focus was always to grow as a contemporary dancer while maintaining a strong classical base. At the end of year 12 she auditioned and was accepted straight into 3rd year of the Bachelor (Hons) Degree course at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. After graduation she joined the Sydney Dance Company’s Pre Professional Year engaging in works by Holly Doyle, Jessica Goodfellow, Omer Backley-Astrachan and Rafael Bonachela’s Six Breaths.

At the end of 2021, she was offered a traineeship to join the company and performed in Rhiannon Newton’s The Gift of a Warning at New Breed. In 2022, Coco performed in Rafael Bonachela’s ab [intra], during the much-anticipated International Tour of France.

She has since performed in Rafael Bonachela’s Impermanence (2022 and 2023), Stephanie Lake’s The Universe is Here (2022), Rafael Bonachela’s Ocho (2022) and Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever (2023).

In 2024 Coco is looking forward to touring Europe and USA in performances of ab [intra], Impermanence and Ascent, which includes her debut performance in Marina Mascarell’s The Shell, A Ghost, The Host and The Lyrebird.