As a young teenager, Mark was very intrigued by such Masters of Silent Communication as Marcel Marceau, Charlie Chaplain and Shields & Yarnelle. When Disco found its spot in the 70's, Mark enjoyed the upbeat music and started to choreograph his own dance routines. He blended the movements and characteristics of the Masters with the progressive movements of Disco, Freestyle and Break dancing. Mark continued performing through high school and college, winning many talent shows and competitions. A few notable performances have been: earning a spot to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, a winner in the Maxwell House Talent Show featuring Jerry Seinfeld and one of three entertainers chosen to perform for President Ronald Reagan's Ohio Campaign Tour. Pursuing further training, Mark received an invitation to study with the Master of Mime, Marcel Marceau. After a short period of training with the Maestro of Mime, Mark decided to use Mime as a means of communication to help the less fortunate in a variety of Community Outreaches. Some of those include reaching the adult & youth incarcerated, the homeless, the elderly and the youth in city recreation & community centers. Mark began instructing Mime at The Ohio State University. As an Artist-In-Schools with The Greater Columbus Arts Council, he conducted workshops & assemblies. He also conducted an Adult Mime Troupe for 15 years and a Children's Mime Troupe for 7 years. Next, he moved on to directing small drama groups to large theatrical productions of over 200 in cast & crew. In the early 90's Mark began to diversify from Classical Mime to Human or Living Statues, a type of Performance Art. Finding this to be very captivating and unique, he began to add new and interesting statues & themed characters. His wardrobe boasts over 100 different costumes. Mark also builds his intriguing costumes and does his own make-up.
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