Brigid Baker holds a BFA in Dance from Purchase University New York, and she was a dancer with Mel Wong for 8 years and worked with Dancers Company in NYC as well as with her own pick-up company. She currently teaches a contemporary ballet class with a pedagogy based on balance, the spiral, and directed movement rather than controlled movement, and incorporating perspectives gained from Juliuu Horvath and Horvath Gyrotonic yoga, Network Spinal Analysis, Breathwork, Qigong, and CranioSacral Therapies.
Her contemporary ballet class deepens movement standards and is wholistic without diminishing the dehors, classic or modern needs. She teaches for the stage with neutral standards that enable the contemporary dancer to be versatile and incorporate the many styles and movement perspectives necessary to work in 2007. She has studied ballet with Finis Jhung, David Howard, Lawrence Rhodes, and Maggie Black. She has studied Limon with Jim May and Aaron Osborne and Graham with Kazuko Hirabayashi and Carol Freid. She studied Horst based choreography in intensive years of study with Kazuko Hirabayishi. She has taught at Dance Space in NYC and various NY studios, and she has an ongoing teaching and choreographic relationship with Ballet Biarritz in France and Balletto dell'Esperia in Italy, she has taught in national and international festivals in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Brigid is an award winning choreographer, having been awarded the 2005 choreographic fellowship here in Miami as well as being the only American and the only woman to have choreographed for Saison Temps d'Aimer, Biarritz France, Ballet Biarritz. She is currently choreographing here in Miami with works being developed for her company Whole Project.