Professor of the Day: Matthew Baker

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Matthew Baker (dancer) originates from Ann Arbor, Mich., where, before launching into the dance world, he began his movement exploration as a gymnast and soccer player. Prior to relocating to New York City, Matthew received his BFA in dance from Western Michigan University in April 2008.

In addition to his work with KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Matthew has also danced in New York City with Keith Thompson and Mark Dendy. In 2010, Matthew enjoyed assisting Larry Keigwin in choreographing Vogue's "Fashion Night Out: The Show," New York's largest fashion show in history. Also in 2010, Matthew began dancing for fellow K+C company member Liz Riga's and Rachel Mckinstry's "Launch Movement Experiment." Since joining the company in February 2009, Matthew has loved dancing and learning with the artists of K+C and is looking forward to the discoveries still to come. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and continued support.


Matthew will be teaching modern technique classes and will make a presentation to dance majors titled "The Realities of Dance in New York City."


April 9–10, 2012