Jared Baker

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2018-2019
MFA Student, Dance
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Jared Baker is a Master of Fine Arts student in the School of Dance. He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and is an alumnus of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He is interested in the role of dance as a form of therapy and as cross-training for athletes; he plans to research the development of programs or curricula that respond to individual athletes’ needs, depending on their form of discipline, their strengthening requirements, or their focus on injury prevention and recovery. Prior to returning to the University of Arizona, Jared lived in Sacramento, California, with his six-year old Siberian Husky Kyla, where he taught dance and performed. An accomplished performer and choreographer, he was the recipient of the School of Dance’s Creative Achievement Award during his undergraduate career. He also won the International Choreography Competition at the Jazz Dance World Congress in 2012 and was a finalist for the Capezio A.C.E. Awards in 2014.