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Cheryl Baxter
Dance

AMDA Faculty since: 2011

Cheryl Baxter has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years working in theater, commercials, film and television. She started her career as an assistant choreographer to Gene Kelly and Kenny Ortega in Coppola’s film, One From the Heart and went on to work with Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her. She has worked on over 20 films including Xanadu, Tap, Pennies from Heaven, 500 Days of Summer, and the new Muppet Movie. Recently she sang and danced in "The Making of Frozen" number with Kristin Bell and Josh Gad for the DVD release of Frozen. She has danced beside such legends as Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr. The Nicholas Brothers and Donald O’Connor. Television credits include Glee, General Hospital, the Academy andGolden Globe Awards, How I Met Your Mother, Community and Mike and Molly. Cheryl has performed in the Los Angeles and First National companies of Cats and 42nd Street and was in the Broadway telecast of Sophisticated Ladies. She has directed and choreographed theater productions nationally and internationally and choreographs actors in sitcoms, soap operas, commercials, and film.

Cheryl teaches Tap.