Danika Bakke



Danika has been dancing for more than twenty years. She trained in jazz, ballet, and tap in her home state of North Dakota before moving to Chicago where her friends introduced her to Salsa dancing. She was hooked right away!

She has performed at congresses across the country with Modern Clave Dance Company and Kinetics Dance Company. Danika and her dance partner Amy placed 7th in the open same-gender division at the World Salsa Summit in 2016, and she currently dances with Orenda Dance Company, Chicago's premier same-gender latin dance company.

When she's not on the dance floor, you can find Danika working on biomedical research at UIC with the goal of becoming a tenured professor. Danika is excited to be working with Urbanity Dance Chicago, where she can combine her two favorite things - teaching and dance!

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