Baakari Wilder

 

Professional Tap Dancer/Instructor/Choreographer

 

 

Glenn Dale, MD

917-337-0866

captapbaakari@gmail.com

 

 

Current Employment

American University                       Adjunct Professor                             (2016-present)

Capitol Tap                                     Assistant Artistic Director                  (2010-present)

Knock on Wood Dance Studio       Instructor                                           (2006-present)

Previous Employment

Shenandoah Conservatory             Adjunct Professor                              (2018)

Montgomery College                       Adjunct Professor                              (2013-2015)

DC Tap Festival-                              Instructor                                           (4/2009-4/2011)

Atlanta Tap Festival                         Instructor                                           (7/2010)

Japan teaching tour                         Instructor                                           (8/2005-8/2010)

LA Tap Festival                                Instructor                                           (2002-2003)

Bring in Da Noise                            Dance captain                                    (1998-2000)

Bring in Da Funk

Woodpeckers Tap Studio                Instructor                                            (1994-1996)

Tappers With Attitude                      Dance Captain                                   (1990-1994)

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre                                                          UMD at College Park

Real Tap Skills                                (company)                                        Savion Glover

American Tap Dance Orchestra     (company)                                        Brenda Buffalino

Tappers With Attitude                     (company)                                        Renee Kreithen

                                                                                                                     

 

Mentors

Yvonne Edwards, Gregory Hines, LaVaughn Robinson, Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown, Ted Levy, Dianne Walker, Brenda Buffalino, Savion Glover

 

 

Awards

Pola Nirenska Award for Acheivement in Dance

Bessie Award- Performance in Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk