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Mark Smith

 

Mark Smith is the founder and Artistic Director of Deaf Men Dancing.

Mark was nominated for Best Choreographer for the Off-West-End and Broadway World UK Awards for his work on Ace of Clubs at the Union Theatre.

He choreographed Iolanthe at The Union (Critics Choice & Time Out's Top 10 Musicals of 2010) for which he was nominated Best Choreographer for the Off-West End Awards  and the Boradway World UK Awards.  This production later transferred to Wilton's Music Hall.

His credits also include My Silent World, commission by Michael Ninn and Billy Trevitt (Artistic directors of Ballet Boyz), which was a short film for Channel 4's Random Acts, directed by Luke Aherne.

Mark studied at the Royal Ballet School and Bridget Espinosa's London Studio Centre (voted Best Soloist 1989). He was presented East Anglia's Young Deaf Achiever in 1989, which was awarded by Princess Diana at the Café Royal, London. As a performer he has appeared with dance companies throughout the UK and Europe including Firefly, La Ribot and the Aaron Williamson Dance Company.

 

Productions

 

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Director: Angharad Lee
Wales Millenium Centre & Tour

IOLANTHE

UK Tour

THE MEETING

Director: Natalie Abrahami
Chichester Festival Theatre

TOMMY

Director: Kerry Michael
New Wolsey Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nottngham Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, The Crucible Sheffield, Stratford East.

ORFEO ED EURIDICE

Director: Maria Jagusz
Longborough Festival

PARALYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY - LONDON 2012

Co-Directors: Bradley Hemmings MBE & Jenny Sealey MBE

101 DALMATIONS

Director: Dale Rooks
Chichester Festival Theatre

STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW

Director: Ed Burnside
Chichester University

LET US TELL YOU A STORY

Director: Mark Smith
Deaf Men Dancing commissioned by Exceptional & Extarodinary

CORAZON A CORAZON

Director: Mark Smith
Deaf Men Dancing commissioned by Without Walls

CABARET

Director: Bronagh Lagan
Moutview Academy of Theatre Arts

JUST SO

Director: Sarah Redmond
Chichester University

PETER PAN

Director: Charlotte Conquest
Chichester University

HEAR, HEAR!

Deaf Men Dancing
Sadlers Wells

THE SOUNDMEN

Dear Men Dancing
Incloodu Festival

MARRY ME A LITTLE

Director: Ed Burnside
Chichester University

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND Director: Tim Welton
Carnival UK/3 Pins Productions
ECHOES IN THE NIGHT Director: TIm Welton
Carnival UK/3 Pins Productions
THE WHO'S TOMMY

Director: Michael Strassen
Greenwich Theatre

ACE OF CLUBS

Union Theatre/Wilton's Music Hall

AS YOU LIKE IT

Oxford Shakespeare Company

ALIVE!

Director: Mark Smith
Outdoor UK Festivals
Deaf Men Dancing in collaboration with Rachel Gadsden

TEN/EMBRACE

Deaf Men Dancing
Mayor of London's Liberty Festival
Greenwich & Dockland International Festival

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Director: Jenny Sealey MBE and Peter Rowe
Graeae Theatre Company
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich/Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Repertory Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

Director: Ben DeWynter
The Union

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE

Director: Thom Sutherland
Arts Educational School

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Director: Laurence Dale
Den Norske Opera & Ballet

NOAH

Director: Dale Rooks
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

A MARVELOUS YEAR FOR PLUMS Director: Phillip Franks
Chichester Festival Theatre
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

Director: Jenny Sealey MBE
UK Tour

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Director: Dale Rooks
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

ALADDIN

Director: Steve Marmion
Lyric Hammersmith

SEQUINS AND SNOWBALLS

Graeae Theatre
Queen Elizabeth Hall

CAROUSEL

Director: Ken Casswell
Royal Academy of Music

BLOOD WEDDING Director: Jenny Sealey
Graeae Theatre, Dundee Rep Ensemble
WHEELS ON BROADWAY

Graeae Theatre

IOLANTHE

Director: Sasha Regan
The Union

WEST SIDE STORY

Director: Kirk Jameson
Music Theatre Project

SHOES

Director: Stephen Mear
Sadlers Wells

 

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