Rhonda Liane Baker is a Dora Award nominated artist living in Halifax, NS. She has performed for Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Mocean Dance, Rebecca Lazier, and Gallim Dance since graduating from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2009.
Rhonda worked with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie on a contract basis from 2010-2014. Her first contract with the company was for a work called Impermanence, with choreography by Guillaume Côte and Zdenek Konvalina. Impermanence premiered at The Canada Dance Festival in 2010 with a cast of dancers from CLC and The National Ballet of Canada. She then went on to perform on tour with the company in choreographed works by James Kudelka, including his “See Series” for AllOneWord (2011-2014), and Fifteen Heterosexual Duets (2011).
In the autumn of 2011 Rhonda began working on a contract basis for Mocean Dance, and since that time has worked under the direction of Serge Bennathan, Cory Bowles, Sara Coffin, Emily Gualtieri, and Tedd Robinson. This past November she worked with Mocean as a collaborative performer on a project called Burnwater: Alchemy during a residency at The Osprey Centre (Shelburne, NS) with Hear Here Productions (Erin Donovan).
Independently, Rhonda has toured her solo, Nutshell (Choreographed by Sharon Moore) in Halifax, New Brunswick, and Ontario. She is deeply invested in studying improvisational techniques for creation and warming up the body, and has been re-examining fundamentals of movement for developing a deeper understanding of the body as a system. Rhonda studied the Gaga Movement Language (2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin, and attended Nomadic College (2015) in Massachusetts where she studied the Axis Syllabus under the guidance of Frey Faust, Kelly Keenan, Kira Kirsch, and Antoine Ragot.