CAMERON BASDEN

"It's the human to human, the honest exchange between performer and audience." 

Cameron Basden joined the Joffrey Ballet in 1993 and moved to Chicago with the company in 1995. She was a muse for Gerald Arpino, performing in several of his ballets as well as those of many other choreographers. She became ballet master and served as co-associate director until her departure in 2008. She was the Director of Dance at Interlochen Center for the Arts from 2009 to 2012. Cameron is on the Board of Directors of the Gerald Arpino Foundation and lives in Miami.

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Claire Bataille of Hubbard Street Dance Chcago and Lo Conte Dance Studio, photo by Jennife Girard