About Us

 
Image of Nico Gonzales by Shannel Resto Photography

Image of Nico Gonzales by Shannel Resto Photography

We built Hi Artist to bring dance to the culturally curious.

Because dance is for everyone.

Hi Artist makes contemporary dance more approachable by reinventing the idea of what a dance performance can be. A mix of a performance and a party, our events are intimate, social, and deeply human. We love working with local New York City dance artists creating original, thought provoking work.

Hear the stories behind the pieces, meet the artists after the show, and discover dance like never before.

 
 

Our Team

Elizabeth Cooke, Founder & CEO

Elizabeth Cooke, Founder & CEO

Elizabeth started dancing at age six in Portland, Oregon, and has performed on stages in Argentina, the USA, and France. She founded Hi Artist to bring exposure to New York City's remarkable dance talent. She received her MBA from NYU Stern, and has worked with institutions including L2 Inc., New York Live Arts, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. 

 
Xenia Mansour, Head of Artistic Operations

Xenia Mansour, Head of Artistic Operations

Xenia hails from Oak Park, Illinois, where she began her dance training at the Academy of Movement and Music. In 2016, she received her BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch. She has performed at NYC venues including The Joyce Theater, Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, Ailey Citigroup Theater and Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, and currently dances with BodyStories (Teresa Fellion Dance), Hivewild, and Angie Moon Dance Theatre, among others.  

 
Leo Ng, Finance

Leo Ng, Finance

Born in Hong Kong, Leo has more than seven years of experience in finance and operations. He has worked with companies including UIPath Robotics, Johnson & Johnson, and Reckitt Benckiser. He received his MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business.