Darian Mark

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Working with BTA for their production of Checkmate has been one of the most insightful and challenging experiences of my career thus far.  Vlad is one of the wisest and inspiring directors that I have had the privilege to work for and I really owe lots of who I am today as a professional dancer because of him.  He has the ability to not only provide opportunities for his aspiring artists but also refining the talents of his professional cast.  I would highly recommend any artist and supporter of the arts to come and join in on the BTA experience, whether it is dancing in one of the productions or being an audience member, because BTA will leave you inspired and hopeful in the potential of the arts to change lives even if just for a moment. 

Biography

Since stepping into his first dance class, Darian has become a highly desired and versatile dancer, teacher and choreographer from Mississauga, Ontario. Training in diverse styles including, Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip hop, Ballet, Lyrical, and Contemporary; he is continuously recognized for his refined talent and honest performances.  As a choreographer his work has been recognized at countless competitions receiving top marks, special awards, and outstanding choreography mentions.
 
Darian has performed in various media such as: The Next Step, A Nutcracker Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, The Strain, Rogers Cup Flashmob, Wingin’ It, and 1-800-Missing and has appeared in numerous advertisements by Coca-Cola, Ford Windstar, Scotiabank, Cineplex and Gerber. As well, Darian has performed in various company performances such as: PEARL choreographed by Daniel Ezralow, Cora Kozaris’ CARNE, Rutherford Movement Exchange’s Ascension, Bridge to Artists Checkmate, The Love Project & EXYST choreographed by Christina Digiuseppe, DABDA at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2013, Arts Under 20's Fill Up and Get Out, Emimotion’s Survival, POV Dance Project’s Wireless Connections, Limitless The Final Chapter by Scott Fordham; as well as being a dancer with Sharing Spaces and Human First Dance.  Darian has also performed world wide (Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia) with Royal Caribbean onboard their Quantum of the Seas in the revolutionary Two70 lounge. 

He also has choreographed for Meadowvale Theatres production of The Who's Tommy, various dance studios across the GTA and FRESH Dance Intensive as an apprentice faculty member.  Darian is continuing his pursuit of knowledge by attending Ryerson University studying Business Management with a major in Marketing.  Darian’s real love for dance is demonstrated through his passionate performance and his dedication to learning and teaching.

Ryan Bottriell