Cameron Basden

Director of Dance, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Professional Dancer, Dallas Ballet and Joffrey Ballet; Ballet Master and Co-Associate Director for The Joffrey Ballet (1993-2008)


Cameron Basden has had a career in dance spanning more than thirty years. She brings passion and spirit to her art, as well as a keen sense of organization and integrity to the projects she undertakes.

Ms. Basden served as Ballet Master and Co-Associate Director for The Joffrey Ballet from 1993-2008.  She was a muse for Gerald Arpino and now stages his works.  She worked on the PBS filming of The Joffrey's production of Billboards, and oversaw the filming and staging of the ballets in Save the Last Dance.  She is a noted lecturer and speaker on dance and dance related subjects.  As a repetiteur, Ms. Basden has staged both historical and contemporary works.

With The Joffrey Ballet, Ms. Basden danced in a variety of styles by such choreographers as Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, James Kudelka, Laura Dean and Choo San Goh.

Ms. Basden's television credits include the Dance in America series "Homage to Diaghilev" and "The Search for the Rite of Spring".  In 2003, she portrayed herself in Robert Altman's movie, The Company. She serves on the board of The Gerald Arpino Foundation where she is also the main repetiteur.