Mariko "Koko" Hansen

Mariko "Koko" Hansen

Combos, Lyrical/Contemporary

 

Koko is originally from Greeley, CO and started dancing before she turned 2 years old. She has trained in multiple styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, and poms. She began competing at the age of eight and continued her dance training at Artistic Fusion Dance Academy in Westminster, CO. She had many opportunities to compete and train regionally and nationally with instructors from So You Think You Can Dance to Broadway and everywhere in between. She attended The University of Northern Colorado and received her Bachelors degree in Business Marketing. As Lyrical Director at Cherry Creek Dance she can be found teaching mostly lyrical/contemporary classes as well as Combo classes, Pre Ballet, and Jazz. During the school year she also teaches at Artistic Fusion Dance Academy and Denver School of the Arts. During her time away from teaching she spends her time training and performing with her hip hop crew COhe. Dance was an incredibly important and influential piece of her life and feels so grateful to be able to be a part of so many young dancers journeys!