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Baakari Wilder is internationally known for starring in the Broadway musical Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk. He received a Bessie Award for his performance, and later assumed the lead role for a year. Baakari's dancing has delighted audiences around the world in places such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, France, Africa, Brazil, Germany, Japan, and Russia. Baakari has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from the University of Maryland at College Park. He appeared as an actor/tap dancer in Spike Lee's “Bamboozled” and the Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp”. He shares his knowledge of tap dancing through his role as assistant artistic director of the Washington D.C. based company “Capitol Tap”. Baakari recently received the Pola Nirenska Award for achievement in Dance by the Washington Performing Arts. For more info and bookings go to