ERNEST FELTON BAKER
Ernest Felton Baker is a dancer, choreographer, and educator with a passion to make dance accessible through cinematic storytelling.
Baker’s professional and pedagogical practice is rooted primarily in African American vernacular techniques such as hip hop, house, as well as contemporary and postmodern influences. He was recently commissioned as the choreographer for the Netflix Original series, Explained, “Dance Crazes'' episode, the Off-Broadway play, One Nation, One Mission, One Promise, and the multi award-winning short film JONAH, which was also featured in the Alicia Keys’ campaign for Criminal Justice Reform. After he was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts in Hip Hop dance by the White House, he was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center, Art Basel, and on HBO’s A YoungArts MasterClass with Bill T. Jones. Baker has taught Hip Hop/Street Dance at Wesleyan University, The Ailey School and is currently on faculty teaching at CalArts based in Los Angeles.