Mark grew up in Hawaii and began his early training with Maria Jose Beltran, Paul Maley, Pamela Taylor-Tongg and Daniel Nelson. He continued his training at the North Carolina School of the Arts where he graduated high school and began his BFA in Classical Ballet with a minor in Modern Dance. Mark started his professional career at 19 as a freelance artist and joined EBC at 20, where he has been for the last seven seasons. Mark has performed in many well-known classics, George Balanchine’s Rubies, and contemporary works such as Stanton Welch’s Bruiser, Heather Maloy’s Stranger, and Salvatore Aiello’s Journey. He was also featured as the Head Wrangler in Agnes De Mille’s Rodeo. Mark began dancing principal roles with EBC in 2012 as the lead male in Toni Pimble’s Rite of Spring and Cavalier in The Nutcracker the following year. Mark has been featured as the lead male in Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain and premiered the role of Baloo the Bear in Pimble’s Mowgli–The Jungle Book Ballet. He has most recently starred alongside his wife, EBC Principal Dancer Danielle Tolmie, in Pimble’s Carmen.