A native of South Bend, Pierre Cooks is a self-taught dancer of over nine years. He started dancing during his junior year of high school as a hobby. However, it quickly became a major part of his life; he felt that he was made for it.
Five years into his dance journey, Pierre joined Uzima! Drum and Dance. He feels immensely blessed by the love and support he has found here. Currently in his fourth year with the company, he is honored to hold the position of Assistant Director.
In addition to Uzima!, Pierre is a vocalist and actor with various companies including South Bend Civic Theater, Round Barn Theater, Ghostlight Theater, and other local arts organizations. His credits include The Color Purple, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, In The Heights, and many more. Throughout his years of performance, he remains grateful to God for every opportunity; and he is deeply grateful for the love and support of his family and friends.