David Cooper has worked for 40 years in the performing arts with some of the top theatre and dance companies in North America. Some of his larger theatre clients include The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage and, Yale Repertory Theatre.
David is based out of Vancouver and works regularly with The Arts Club Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera, Bard on The Beach and other local companies photographing their shows and creating marketing images to promote their plays.
David has also developed a nation-wide reputation shooting dance with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Company 605 and a dozen dance schools in British Columbia. He has recently been active creating Screen Dance films with local choreographers.
Two of his films have been seen at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. He is a Pioneer member in the BC Hall of Fame, won a Jessie Award for Scenic projections and received the Order of Canada in 2020.
David co-runs Crane Studios in Vancouver.