Peggy Baker is one of Canada's most outstanding, influential and celebrated dance artists. A founding member of Dancemakers (1974), she toured internationally with Lar Lubovitch's New York company throughout the 1980s, and joined Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris for the inuagural season of their White Oak Dance Project, and subsequently forged important creative relationships with choreographers Paul-André Fortier, James Kudelka and Doug Varone. Since 1990 she has created and commissioned dances through her Toronto-based Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Baker is the recipient of the 2010 Walter Carsen Prize and a 2009 Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in dance. She is also a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.