April Cooper named Assistant Dance Team Director

Local choreographer to help lead the Attack in 2018

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that Jacksonville native and local choreographer April Cooper will become the Assistant Dance Team Director for the 2018 Attack Dance Team. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that April will be joining our Attack Dance Team organization as the Assistant Director, Attack Dance Team Director Laura Bouchy said.  April has been in the industry for more than 15 years. I believe she has the artistry and knowledge to continue to develop a high-quality dance team as well as supporting our dance team in our community.”

Cooper comes to the Sharks after her 15 year career in dance, coaching and choreography. Cooper received her Associates Degree in Elementary Education at Florida Community College of Jacksonville, now known as Florida State College of Jacksonville, she also continued her Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University. Cooper’s professional career started with the Jacksonville Jaguars Roar where she proudly cheered for her hometown NFL football team for five seasons from 1999 to 2004 following the Jaguars, Cooper spent a season as a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins in 2006.

During her 2004 season with the Jaguars, Cooper was selected to be apart of the NFL Show Team, where she was given the opportunity to travel around the world to represent the NFL. During her tour she visited Baharin, Kuwait, and Greenland performing for active military service men & women. Cooper first joined the Sharks as a Attack Dance Team Member in 2010, where she danced for the Sharks for their inaugural season. In addition to her new role as the Assistant Dance Team Director, Cooper is a choreographer and dance coach for iNFINITY All-Stars, a local gym that provides competitive cheerleading, gymnastics and dance for youth athletes.

The Attack Dance Team will make its first steps toward forming their 2018 squad on Monday, October 9, as their prep classes for Auditions begin at 6:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Arena. A second prep class is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, at Dansations located at 14965 Old St. Augustine Road. Auditions will begin Sunday, October 15 at the Prime Osborne located at 1000 Water Street. To register for auditions or for more information, visit jaxsharks.com or email [email protected]


About the Jacksonville Sharks


The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2017 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $99. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.

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