- With Bangarra Since:
- Family Background:
- Baden is a descendant of Saibai island in the Northern Torres Straits and is also of Papuan heritage from the Gulf Province.
He joined Bangarra in 2017 as part of the Russell Page Graduate Program.
In 2015, Baden completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at Victorian College of the Arts, where he worked with choreographers, including Antony Hamilton, Lee Serle, Maria Randall, Lina Limosani, Rebecca Hilton, Jacob Boehme and Prue Lang.
In 2016, Baden performed in Antony Hamilton's 'Nex' (Dance Massive) and was also a participant of the Indigenous Choreographic Residency at Arts House, Melbourne. He was selected to be apart of the Time Place Space Nomad Laboratory 2016 hosted on Wotjobaluk country and was also a delegate at the Water Futures conference as part of Asiatopa, where he collaborated with scientists and artists on how the arts can play a crucial role in sharing knowledge of sustainable water and land practices. He performed 'Native Dignity' in the Black & Bright Victorian Literacy Festival 2016 co-choreographed with Carly Sheppard and hosted by the Victorian State Library. In 2017 he choreographed 'In the Absence Of' for Yirramboi First Nations Festival supported by Public Art Melbourne.
He is a member of Short Black Opera company, performing in Deborah Cheetham's 'Pecan Summer' 2014 and working on regional workshops and performances.