Mark Caserta


MARK CASERTA, from Philadelphia, graduated from the University of the Arts School of Dance, BFA 2010. He danced professionally with international touring companies Complexions Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal and Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Mark has been awarded the Philadelphia Rocky Award for Outstanding Dance Performance, the PA Ballet Choreography Award and was a 2018 Emerging Choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal. Mark has been commissioned to set new works on Pennsylvania Ballet II, Grace Dance Theater, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Kit Modus, Peridance Youth Ensemble, Whim W’him Contemporary Dance Seattle and Gibney Company. Mark was named the 2019/2020 EMERGE Award Recipient with Gibney Company & Springboard Danse Montreal. Mark has presented work at festivals nationally and internationally. He has also created work on the University of the Arts School of Dance and Pace University. Mark was co-director of The Thriving Artist Project, a program offering a free Pre-Professional experience to young dance artists collaborating with artists from Batsheva, NDT, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & Lines Ballet. He has been on faculty at The Joffrey School, Harlem School of the Arts, Broadway Dance Center and the Playground NY. He is currently on faculty at Gibney Dance and Peridance Capezio Arts Center. Mark is also a trainer and ambassador for MindLeaps. He is currently on faculty at University of the Arts, a freelance choreographer/dancer/educator, and creating work for his own project BIGkid Dance.