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Baakari Wilder

BIOGRAPHY

Baakari Wilder is internationally known for starring in the Broadway musical "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk".  He received a Bessie Award for his performance, and later assumed the lead role for a year. Baakari’s dancing has delighted audiences around the world in places such as The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, France, Africa,  Brazil, and Japan. He has appeared on "Jazz Central" on BET, "CBS’s Secret Talents of the Stars", and an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp”. He also appeared as a tap dancer in Spike Lee’s "Bamboozled". Baakari has had over fifteen years experience in teaching his knowledge of tap dance to people of all ages. Currently he has taken on the role of assistant artist director of “Capitol Tap”, a new company residing in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre: University of Maryland College Park
Bessie Award Winner: (1996) "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk"

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