An “interdisciplinary artist”, heavily influenced by his eclectic range of creative mentors: Susan Stroman, Martha Clarke, George C. Wolfe, Ruth Maleczeh, Wendell Harrington, Luigi, Fred Rogers, John Weidman, Bertrum Ross, Miquel Goudreau, Hector Mercado, Judith Leifer, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Hope Clarke, Pina Bausch, Theo Bleckmann, Blondell Cummings and Meredith Monk, Tomé Cousin views the divisions of the performing arts to be artificial.
As a result he has molded an award winning international career that includes collaborations in dance, theater, music, film, photography, television and literature. BA: Dance History, and Choreography, Point Park University and MFA in New Media Art and Performance from Long Island University. Mr. Cousin has composed over 70 original theater, dance, musical, new opera, film, and installation works for performance.
Cousin is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.