Peggy Baker is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding and influential contemporary dancers of her generation.
She established Peggy Baker Dance Projects in 1990, and for the first 18 years she dedicated herself to solo performance, winning rapturous praise for the eloquence and depth of her dancing, and accolades for her collaborative partnerships with extraordinary musicians and designers. Since 2009 her choreography has focused on works for small ensemble. Over its 23-year history Peggy Baker Dance Projects has been presented at major festivals and dance centres across the globe.
Among her many honours are the Governor General's Award for Lifetime Achievement (2009), the 2006 Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Toronto Arts Council's 2002 Margo Bindhardt Award, Honorary Doctorates from the University of Calgary and York, the 2010 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.