MARK HODGE - Biography - (IMDB)

Mark is a former member of the Australian Ballet Co. where he toured throughout the USA, ASIA and Australia under the directorship of Maina Geigud. Mark moved to Sydney from Melbourne and worked with the Australian Opera Ballet as soloist in Robert Ray's 'The Merry Widow' as 'The Gigolo', the same version which was performed by the late Kelvin Coe. Mark later guested with the Australian Ballet in 1995 as soloist in Maurice Bejart's 'Le Concour' and worked with Sydney Dance Co. performing the role of 'Scotty' in Graeme Murphy's 'Tivoli'.

Mark  has been in the musical theatre world for a majority of his performing life playing 'Pepe' and covering Bernardo in IMG's production of 'West Side Story'. He also played 'Riff' as a guest artist with the QUT's production in Brisbane.

After teaching workshops in Adelaide he was asked to choreograph a co-op production, in Adelaide in 2003 in which he achieved critical acclaim.

He also played 'Fred Caseley' in the 1998-2000 touring production of 'Chicago' as well as appearing in touring productions of 'Singin’ In The Rain', 'Cats', 'Hello Dolly', 'Seven Little Australians', and most recently 'Priscilla', in which he was also dance captain. Mark also dance captained and performed in Disney's 'Musical All Star Fantasy' in 1997. He was also one of the lead dancers in Baz Luhrmann’s 'The Moulin Rouge', as well as appearing in the feature film 'Scooby Doo'.

People may remember Mark from series one and two of 'Dancing With The Stars', where he appeared with Gabrielle Richens and Holly Brisley. In his early years he was a six time Ballroom and Latin American Champion in his home state of South Australia.

Mark has choreographed extensively for corporate events throughout Australia as well as cabaret performances and dance fashion parades in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. He devised the movement for the State Theatre of SA's production of 'Equus', where he also played the role of 'nugget' and 'The Horseman'. He recently choreographed a musical play called 'The Letter' for Chloe Dallimore for the Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane.

He has just finished choreographing a play called 'Syncopation' for a Melbourne season at Chapel Off Chapel of which was also given critical acclaim.

Mark has been a regular adjudicator for the Super Talent Network for 'Showcase Dance Championships', 'Australian Dance Championships' and was a guest adjudicator for the 2009 Sydney Eisteddfod in Classical, Contemporary and Jazz for heats and finals.

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