“Like so many boys, my first experience with ballet was watching my sister take class. After impatiently waiting a few years to be old enough, I took my first class and never looked back,” says Josiah Cook, 18. He was raised in Flagstaff Arizona, where he was taught the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, passing his yearly exams with distinction. At the age of 16 he left home and moved to New York City to train at the School of American Ballet. Cook has spent multiple summers with American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He is looking forward to the 1516 Season as a CBII with The Cincinnati Ballet Second Company and all the new things this year will bring.