MEET MARK

Mark Burrell is an American dancer/choreographer best known for his work on Broadway and abroad in Pippin, Fosse, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and CATS.  For the movie going audiences he can be pictured in The Producers: A Movie Musical.  Currently Mark serves as a Visiting Artist in Residence at Southern Methodist University.  He was also an Assistant Professor of Dance at Point Park University and just recently made his choreographic debut for the Pittsburgh CLO's Cabaret with the 80’s roller-skating musical, Xanadu.

 

Mark was raised in Lake Orion, Michigan, a small town just north of Detroit where he started taking dance classes at a young age in the basement of a home.  While discovering his passion for dance and musical theatre in high school he went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Juilliard School in New York City.

 

Mark’s performance experience is extensive throughout the United States and internationally, including engagements in Japan, Zambia, Peru, and South Africa.  Other theatrical productions include:  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Broadway for Hilary, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Television credits include:  CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien and MTV’s Step 2 This.  Mark has been involved in numerous industrials for such companies as Macy’s Department Stores, Ford Motor Company, Intel Computers, IBM, and Tupperware. He has also engaged in the classical and contemporary works of Chet Walker with his company WalkerDance as a principle dancer, Lar Lubovich, Paul Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Lila York, and David Parker and The Bang Group where he is an honorary guest artist.

 

Mark serves as a masterclass instructor & panel contributor for several different teaching organizations including Pittsburgh’s CLO Academy, Barbara Ingram’s School of the Arts, The Joffery Ballet School, Jacob's Pillow, Tokyo’s Broadway Dance Center, Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute, The Institute for the Blind, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano & others.  He also serves as a private dance & acting coach to students all over the country.

 

Mark is a passionate supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and various other human rights groups.  He frequently performs in charity concerts at various venues in New York City and across the country.

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