Formerly from New York City, Summer Baldwin is dancer, choreographer, and teacher on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She received her BFA in Theater/Dance from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, and is both an RYT-200 Yoga Teacher and a Certified Kids Yoga Teacher. She was voted one of the TOP 3 Performing Artists of the Year with RAW: New Orleans for her performance of “The Betty Dance” on the low-flying trapeze. In addition to serving as resident dance artist at Biloxi High School and Alma Bryant High school, Summer has performed at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi and the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Summer also co-created a short dance film Aloneliness, a screendance in collaboration with Mississippi filmmaker Rachel Searcey. Baldwin is the Founder/Event Coordinator of the Fall Dance Festival 2016 and 2017 presented by The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, MS. As Director of the Dance and Theater Department at ROCK U 2 in Ocean Springs, Summer strives to offer a non-competitive, exploratory, and imaginative experience of the performing arts to students of all ages and skill levels.