Producing Artistic Director
NEW ADDRESS: 2035 S. Alma School Rd. , Mesa, 85210
SE corner of Alma School Rd. & Baseline Rd.
(Centrally located by Loop 101 & US 60)
Baker Performing Arts, in a 10K Sq. ft. facility, has been open for 8-years and is fast becoming the go to studio with over 300 students!! We provide the finest celebrity entertainment, musical theatre productions, workshops, lessons, open mics, winter/fall/summer and spring break camps, ballroom dancing and special events in our intimate 350 seat showroom (depending on theatre or dinner show seating) with a full stage, state of the art P.A. and lighting system.
The qualifications for the staff include professional musicians, highly qualified instructors with advanced degrees, college graduates and college/high school student interns teaching singing, acting, dancing, piano, guitar, band, strings and musical theatre.
Baker Performing Arts provides school instrument sales & rentals, music accessories, sheet music, method books and is an authorized dealer for several music vendors through it's association with National Association of Music Merchants!
TIFFANY SELENE, a graduate of Hamilton High School, has loved the arts for as long as she can remember. She has studied at Baker Performing Arts with Mr. Baker for 8-years, and has now grown into the position of Artistic Director. Some of her favorite musical theatre roles include Miss Hannigan (Annie), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), Buddy (Elf), Witch (Into the Woods), Alex (Madagascar the Musical), Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz), Polly Baker (Crazy for You), Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes) and Val (Chorus Line)
Tiffany has studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Recently, Tiffany was selected to study in New York City for several Director/Broadway intensive studies with renown Tony Award winning directors, artists, actors, musical directors, choreographers, producers currently on Broadway in NYC, in addition to university professors, professionals in the Musical Theatre Business, such as: Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall), Tony-nominated director, Alex Sanchez (Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, City Center Encores!), Shawn Boyle (Yale School of Drama), Peter Avery (Director of Theatre, NYC Department of Education), Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, 110 in the Shade, "Master Harold...and the Boys"), Tobin Ost (Newsies, Disaster!, Jekyll and Hyde, Bonnie and Clyde), Ian Weinberger (Assoc. Conductor, Hamilton), Matt DiCarlo (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Color Purple, Honeymoon in Vegas) Broadway Production Stage Manager, John Cariani (The Band's Visit, Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof) currently appearing in The Band's Visit, and writer of Almost, Maine (one of the most produced high school plays in the United States, Stephen Flaherty, Tony Award-winning composer, (Once On This Island, Ragtime, Seussical, Anastasia), Leo Ash Evens (Jesus Christ Superstar, Shuffle Along, School of Rock), Co-Owner and Director of MTCA - Musical Theatre College Auditions., David Loud (The Scottsboro Boys, Curtains, The Visit, Sondheim on Sondheim), Music Director
Tiffany enjoys directing, teaching and learning about the music business through Baker Performing Arts! In addition to being an Artistic Director, Tiffany’s passion is being onstage and performing.
Last August 2018 we were excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of Baker Performing Arts which is a new 10K Sq. Ft location in Phoenix-Mesa, AZ. During this GRAND OPENING what everyone did not know was that Mr. Baker was diagnosed with Stage 2 Cancer of the Multiple Myeloma during this same time. Mr. Baker did not let anyone know for over a month because he was in total disbelief. However, his customers, parents and students realized he was not the same, which prompted Mr. Baker to make a public announcement that he had cancer. READ MORE
Clyde Baker, Jr.
CLYDE BAKER, Producer, Talent Agent and Owner/Founder of Clyde Baker Productions Talent Agency in Las Vegas & Baker Performing Arts in Mesa, AZ has over 20 years experience in the performing arts and music industry.
Mr. Baker, an educator, performer, and conductor is in the doctoral program at Columbia University and is a graduate of Columbia University, M.Ed., University of Illinois, M.S. and Rutgers University, B.A. He was awarded a graduate teaching assistant with full educational scholarships in his graduate studies at Columbia University and University of Illinois. His major area of study was in music education and public school administration with certificates in public school teaching and administration.
Mr. Baker has held the positions of high school principal, assistant principal, dean of students, band director, orchestra director, choir director and musical director in the public schools and college level. He also worked as a band director/conductor at Temple University College of Music in Philadelphia and as an instructor at Manhattan School of Music Conservatory Graduate School of Music in New York City. Baker was an associate conductor for the Little Orchestra (NYC) consisting of Julliard, Manhattan College of Music and Music Professionals in New York City area.
Under the baton of Clyde Baker, his college and public school orchestras and bands have performed in prestigious concert halls, such as the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, major college concert halls, professional football stadiums and major university football stadiums throughout the United States. Mr. Baker wrote marching band drill designs for the University of Illinois, USC Trojan Marching Band and the 500 member All-American Marching Band for President Reagan's Inauguration.
Mr. Baker owns and operates Clyde Baker Productions Talent Agency in Las Vegas that hires local and celebrity entertainers for casino showrooms, casino lounges, corporate events and special events in Las Vegas. Mr. Baker continues to book and perform as a solo-artist and band leader in some of the finest Las Vegas casinos, including MGM Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Harrah's, Monte Carlo, Tropicana, Luxor, Paris, Suncoast, Stardust, Imperial Palace, Stratosphere, Lake Las Vegas, Red Rock Casino & Lake Tahoe Casinos!