LUCIE BAKER was raised in Seattle and is the daughter of a Croatian mother and American father who met in a Balkan folk dance group. She choreographs, performs, practices, and teaches concert and social dance forms. Graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Baker has worked with Jane Comfort and Company, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Phantom Limb Company, Adam Barruch, Sidra Bell, Wade Madsen, Colemxn Pester, Yara Travieso, Seattle Opera, Arc Dance, Chamber Dance Company, and Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, among others. She began her teaching career with Artists Striving to End Poverty in 2005 and is currently a lecturer at the University of Washington where she earned her MFA in June of 2019. Baker is also an Expressive Arts Therapist who received her education at the Tamalpa Institute founded by Anna and Daria Halprin. Inspired by collaboration, Baker’s choreography has been performed in domestic and international venues since 2004.
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