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Mark Tucker

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Mark began his training in his home state of Hawaii.   As well as continuing his training in
Miami, Houston, and Washington DC, Mark attended The North Carolina School of the Arts
where he graduated high school and obtained a BFA in Classical Ballet with a minor in Modern
Dance. Mark started his professional career at 19 as a freelance artist and joined Eugene Ballet
Company at 20, where he has been for the past eleven seasons.  Mark has defined his career as a
strong partner and has had the opportunity to be a part of the creation of some of Toni Pimble’s
more modern ballet’s including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon and “I Want You” in
Pimble’s All You Need is Love. Mark began dancing principal roles with EBC in 2012 as the lead
male in Rite of Spring and Cavalier in The Nutcracker the following year.  He has been featured
as the lead male in Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain and more recently in Val Caniparoli’s Tutto
Eccetto il Lavandino.  He also enjoys bringing characters to life onstage in roles such as Lord
Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Von Rothbart in Swan Lake. In 2015 Mark starred alongside his
wife, EBC Principal Dancer Danielle Tolmie, in Pimble’s Carmen. “Dancing the role of Don
Jose across from my wife was one of the most memorable and powerful moments I have ever
experienced on stage.” After his promotion to Principal Dancer he has had the privilege of dancing Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty and Jay Gatsby in Toni Pimble’s ballet based on the American classic novel among other roles. Mark continues to guest throughout the Northwest and at his home school, Ballet Hawaii, where this past summer he had the honor of dancing the Waltz Boy in George Balanchine’s Serenade.  He looks forward to the challenge and excitement that the 2018-2019 season will bring.

 

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