Baily Hopkins is an active member in the San Francisco acting community. After graduating from UCSD with a BA in Theater, she's returned to her hometown and jumped right into the film scene. In San Francisco, she's taken part in the San Francisco Green Film Festival (2011), and had films premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival (2010), The Philadelphia QFest (2013), The FiveTen Film Festival (2012), and the Flash Point Film Festival (2013), Livermore Valley Film Fest (2016) and others. She's also participated in the SF 48 Hour Film Festival as an actor, producer, writer, and director. (2009-2015). Baily has worked with famed cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Pre-production VFX for Gravity), director Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master), and the directing duo Teri Timely (eMusic.com Campaign). Commercially, she’s been featured in many ad campaigns including Zendesk, Google, the California Lotto, HP, Cisco, UCSF, Boxbee, GetAround and Veo Optics. Going back to her roots in the stage, she's had the opportunity to perform with The Shotgun Players, UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theatre (Youth Company), Contra Costa Civic Theatre, andMasquer’s Playhouse. Baily has taught acting at La Jolla Playhouse’s summer Youth Workshop, and commercial acting techniques with Tami Erin’s On Camera Acting School.
Baily has been playing the violin for over 21 years in all sorts of musical settings; from Carnegie Hall, to Black Rock City, to Oakland's Fox Theatre. Currently, Baily performs with the Awesöme Orchestra - a volunteer-based group that plays everything from Stravinsky to Star Wars, in fun spaces all over the Bay Area and is also an original member of the Playa Pops Symphony Orchestra at Burning Man. Baily studied classical violin with Wendy Reid, Janós Négyesy (most recognized for premiering John Cage’s works for Violin), Orin Hilestad, and Georges Lammam (world-renowned Arabic violinist). She's a former member of the Young Peoples’ Symphony Orchestra which was invited to play in Carnegie Hall in 2003, and the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra (music director Steven Schick). In 2005 she was the recipient of the “Most Outstanding Member of the La Jolla Symphony” Award. Other credits include: the violinist and back up vocalist for multi-platinum recording artist Kevin Cadogan (of Third Eye Blind fame), Music Content Editor for SF Station, and a member of the pit orchestra for YMTC shows in the East Bay. Please view her acting and music resumes for a complete list of her skills, productions, and credits.