|Intro||American dancer and choreographer: wife of Alice Cooper|
|Known for||Alice Cooper's wife|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||20 May 1956|
Sheryl Goddard Cooper (born May 20, 1956,) is an American dancer and choreographer. She is the wife of American rock musician Alice Cooper.
Life and career
Sheryl met Alice Cooper in 1975 when he was auditioning dancers for "Welcome to My Nightmare" tour. At the time, Sheryl was 18 and Cooper was 27.
When Sheryl was told about the audition, she replied, "Wow. Alice Cooper. Who is she?" She was trained as a ballerina and recounted the event in a later interview, "I knew everything about Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - but nothing about rock and roll."
Sheryl was selected and the two began dating while on Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" tour. After dating for around a year, they got married the following year, in 1976 in Acapulco, Mexico. After the marriage, the couple lived in Paradise Valley, Arizona. They have three children: daughters Calico Cooper (dancer, rock musician, and actress, born 20 May 1981) and Sonora Rose Cooper (make-up artist, born 1992); and son Dashiell Cooper (rock musician and interior designer).
Strong religious faith has kept the Cooper family close, with all its members active through the years at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
In 2003, Sheryl, in partnership with her sister Shauna Goddard, launched a 6,000-square-foot dance academy in Phoenix called Destiny Dance International. Shauna is an acclaimed dancer/choreographer who once toured as a dancer for American singer James Brown. She operates a dance studio for 600 students in Monaco, Italy.
They closed the dance studio in 2007, following which Sheryl began teaching a weekly dance class at a Scottsdale studio and devoting more time to Solid Rock, a non-profit group co-founded by Alice Cooper that serves inner-city teens in Arizona. "Solid Rock started a summer program with Neighborhood Ministries, at 19th Avenue and Van Buren, and we had 400 kids show up for our dance camp," Sheryl says.
Besides being a part of Alice Cooper's entourage, Sheryl has also performed for Aerosmith, Peter Frampton, and the Bee Gees.
Cooper credits Sheryl with helping him stay off alcohol, which, owing to his rock n' roll lifestyle, once became a big problem in the late 1970s/early 1980s.