Dance Professional Karin Baker Noted for Broadway Success

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Karin Baker

Ottawa’s Linda Jamieson School of Dance provides dance training for every level, including young dancer, recreational, and pre-professional programs. As a complement to its exceptional instruction, Linda Jamieson School of Dance hosts workshops led by luminaries such as Karin Baker, an esteemed dancer and choreographer with a notable Broadway career. It began in the 1960s with appearances in shows starring high-profile performers, such as Joel Grey and Katherine Hepburn.

One of the major milestones in Karin Baker’s career occurred in 1980, when she had to assume the role of dance captain for a production of 42nd Street following the abrupt passing of a colleague. After demonstrating her ability to lead her team of dancers to achieve continued excellence, Karin Baker recreated 42nd Street for two companies in the United States, along with one in London. Following this success, Ms. Baker served as an assistant choreographer for the 1986 production of Me and My Gal, and choreographed several productions, including Bach Suite, Last of the Red Hot Mamas, and The Melody Lingered On.

Throughout her Broadway career, Ms. Baker performed in other notable shows, including George M! and Coco. In addition to achieving success on Broadway, she also performed with the Pacific Ballet and on the famed television program The Carol Burnett Show.


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