Biography:Eduardo Cantera


Cameron Basden brings passion and spirit to her art, as well as a keen sense of organization and integrity to the projects she undertakes. After a performing career with the Joffrey Ballet, she served as ballet master and co-associate director of that company and director of dance at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She brought to fruition the first Joffrey summer intensive in Chicago leading to the development of the Joffrey Academy. Basden was a muse for Gerald Arpino in the creation of his ballets and danced in a variety of styles by many noted choreographers. She worked on the PBS filming for their Dance in America series of Billboards, and oversaw the filming and staging of the ballets in Save the Last Dance. Basden’s television credits include the Dance in America series Homage to Diaghilev and The Search for the Rite of Spring. She portrayed herself in Robert Altman’s movie, The Company. While continuing her role as instructor and repetiteur, Basden serves on the board of The Arpino Foundation, the City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council, the advisory board for DanceNow! Miami, the Cultural Arts Committee for the World OutGames Miami 2017 and is the founder of Basden Enterprises, a not for profit organization to promote dance visibility and growth in Southern Florida. She is the dance writer for miamiartzine and Artburst Miami.