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NYC Julliard instructor demonstrates dancing history

Saturday evening in the Freed Center

The Ohio Northern University Department of Theatre Arts will present a lecture demonstration, “Dancing History,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,  Sept. 28, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

Guest artist and dance historian Thomas Baird has been on campus working with ONU students to develop historical dance techniques. Audiences can expect to witness changes of period dance styles, dress and music.

Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors and $5 for students and children. To order, visit freedcenter.comor call the box office at 419-772-1900.

Baird is a dance history specialist with an emphasis in 18th century dance. He has choreographed at the Metropolitan Opera (Cyrano de Bergerac, 2005 and 2015) and was the first to choreograph and perform historical dances for the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts from 2006-2016.

He has also served as a period movement coach for a several Broadway productions. He has danced in Japan, Italy, Finland, Canada, Mexico and throughout the United States as both a Baroque dance soloist and with his dance partner of 20 years, Paige Whitley-Bauguess.

In 2009, Baird became a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, graduating from the Balance Arts Center in New York City. He teaches at The Juilliard School and Purchase College, and previously taught in Italy.