Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world as a soloist and with dance partner Thomas Baird. In addition to performing, she has stage directed baroque operas for the Bloomington Early Music Festival, Magnolia Baroque Festival, Peabody Conservatory, and East Carolina University, and has produced two Baroque Dance DVDs featuring collaborative work with Thomas Baird: Introduction to Baroque Dance-Dance Types and Dance of the French Baroque Theatre.
Paige gives lectures and workshops at universities and museums and has served on the faculties of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Modern Early Music Institute, East Coast Baroque Dance Workshop at Rutgers University, and Stanford Baroque Dance Workshop. She lives in North Carolina where she teaches historical dance and ballet, co-directs Baroque Arts Project with Baroque Trumpeter and husband Barry Bauguess, and directs two historical social dance troupes (youth and adult). Whitley-Bauguess holds an MA in Dance History from the University of California at Riverside, a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Appalachian State University, and a BFA in Ballet from the NC School of the Arts where she also attended high school.