Cooley Jackson

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Detroit, Michigan, USA
Funky and talented dancer Derek "Cooley" Jackson was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised in the Santa Ana area. Cooley traces his dance talent to his aunt and mother, who were both dancers. Jackson produced and choreographed a show with friends called "The Boppers" in high school. He was discovered by choreographer Anita Mann in 1978. Cooley appeared in shows at Disneyland and traveled with Mann to Germany, where he appeared in a musical variety revue called "Hello, Here's Berlin" with such celebrities as Lola Falana, Liza Minnelli, Wayne Newton, and Ben Vereen. Read more...