Carol Baskinger, Director
brings her show business experience and the theatrical skills of a
professional performer and choreographer to the students of Dance Designs.
This accomplished actress, dancer, vocalist and choreographer has captured
audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the Bahamas. Included
among her extensive credits are "The Rodney Dangerfield Show", Hotel
Tropicana, Las Vegas; "Metropolitan Life Insurance Convention", Hilton Head,
and Waldorf Astoria, New York City; "Dance Uptown Series", Broadway; No No
Nanette at the Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel; and a two-year appearance
on the CBS Soap Opera, "As the World Turns". Her starring roles include
shows at the Rainbow Room, New York City; the Bahama Princess, Freeport; the
Hyatt Regency and Peachtree Plaza Hotels, Atlanta; the Bonaventure Hotel,
the Harbour Castle Hilton,
and many others.
Carol is recognized as an outstanding
choreographer. Her dance creation of the national award winning show
"Mandrake", performed at the
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in
D.C., earned the Award of Excellence in Choreography, She has choreographed
countless professional shows, nightclub acts, television spots, pageants and
industrials, and has been coaching professionals and aspiring performers for
special appearances. Carol's choreography has sent her and her entertainment
company to international acclaim in Bogota, Columbia. In addition to her
warm personality and extensive formal education make her especially
effective as a dance instructor. She holds a B.A. Degree as well as
Teacher's Certification in Dance and Theatre, and still maintains her
studies to keep an open mind to innovative ideas and methods of instruction.
She also maintains active membership in Actor's Equity and the American
Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Through her dance expertise, her
knowledge of the show business trade and her vision of what dance/ theatre
training should be, Carol expertly guides the faculty, students and future
of Dance Designs.