A veteran instructor and choreographer with over 18 years of teaching experience, Mark has a passion for teaching the love of dance. Beginner and advance students alike benefit from his warm, enthusiastic, and patient style. Mark’s greatest joy is watching his students have the “lightbulb” moment. Mark tries various approaches for presenting concepts until that happens for each and every student.
Giving back to the Austin community and participation and local charitable events is important to Mark. In 2011 and 2012, he was a featured dance professional in the Lake Travis Dancing with the Stars event to benefit the Lake Travis Community Library, and in 2011 & 2016, he was a featured professional in the Dancing with the Stars Austin, benefiting the Center for Child Protection. He served on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Mayfair Dance Club from 2011 - 2013 and served as Membership Chair of the organization in 2014.
Specialties: Social Ballroom, Competitive Ballroom, Pro-Am instructor/coach for American Smooth and Rhythm,International Standard and Latin.
Teaches: Ballroom – Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz,
Latin/Rhythm – Rumba, Bolero, Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, Salsa, Merengue, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Paso Doble, Jive
Country Western – Two Step, Night Club, Triple Two Step, Polka