Peggy Baker has been a vivid presence in contemporary dance for four decades, performing internationally in the work of Molissa Fenley, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris (with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project), Charles Moulton, Tere O’Connor, and Doug Varone (NY); and with Fortier Danse-Création (Montreal); and Dancemakers, James Kudelka, and Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto). She established Peggy Baker Dance Projects in 1990, and for the first 20 years she dedicated herself to solo performance, winning rapturous praise for the eloquence and depth of her dancing, and accolades for her collaborative partnerships with extraordinary musicians and designers. Since 2010 her choreography has focused on works for small ensemble. Over its 29-year history, Peggy Baker Dance Projects has been presented at major festivals and dance venues across Canada, Europe, South East Asia, and the U.S. Baker is Artist-in-Residence at Canada’s National Ballet School, and her many honours include the Walter Carsen Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Premier’s Award, the Order of Canada, six Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the George Luscombe Mentorship Award, and honorary doctorates from the University of Calgary and York University.
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