Bluecoats Alumni Feature: Celeste Cooning
Celeste Cooning marched in the Bluecoats color guard from 1994-1998. Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, she now calls Seattle, Washington her home. A graduate of Indiana University and University of Washington, Celeste is a visual artist working predominantly in cut paper. Her work has graced the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, Starbucks, Seattle’s Jackson Park, Zoe Juniper Dance Company, and Kinesis Project in NYC.
Celeste has many fond memories in her five years with the Bluecoats, which all center around the great friends she made, with many of whom she is still in contact. One year stands out specifically, “At the end of 1997, I was not ready to say good bye. The camaraderie felt among the members and staff was at an all-time high and I didn’t want the season to end. That and, 89 (Kevin Wier) saying ‘goodnight, girls’ and the epic glow-stick war the night before finals in 97.”
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