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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Mark Burrell

Assistant Professor

Contact information

Pictured is Mark Burrell.

Education

  • B.F.A., The Juilliard School

Courses taught

  • Jazz III
  • Jazz IV
  • Jazz VII
  • Jazz VIII
  • Supplemental Jazz

Professional Memberships 

  • Actor's Equity Association
  • SAG/AFTRA
  • AGVA

Background 

Mark Burrell has performed on Broadway and internationally including performance engagements in Amsterdam, Japan, Zambia, Peru and South Africa. He has served as associate and assistant choreographer of several Broadway shows, in addition to holding positions as dance captain and swing. He has staged numerous works throughout the United States and abroad and performed in original works by Lar Lubovitch, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, David Paker, Zvi Gotheiner, and Chet Walker, among others. Burrell has trained with legends such as Gwen Verdon, Chet Walker, Ann Reinking, and two-time Tony Award-Winning Director, Diane Paulus, and these experiences have influenced his teaching philosophy. His students have established careers in theatrical markets including Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, national commercials, cruise lines, theme parks, professional dance companies, and several television series both in the reality and syndicated formats. He earned his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and Lawrence Rhodes.

Broadway

  • PIPPIN (Broadway and first national tour), assistant choreographer/dance captain/swing
  • Fosse (first national tour), swing
  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular, assistant choreographer/dance captain/swing, New York City and touring productions

Off-Broadway

  • Broadway for Hilary, dancer/singer, Ford Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Gypsy Project, featured performer, Tribeca Performing Arts Center
  • Broadway Bares, Roseland Ballroom and Hammerstein Ballroom

Regional Theatre

  • CATS, "Alonzo," North Shore Music Theatre
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, "Carl (Caleb/U.S.)," Carousel Dinner Theatre
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney World

Motion Picture

  • The Producers: A Movie Musical, Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures

Television

  • The Late Show With David Letterman
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Commercial Dance and Industrials

  • Foxwoods' Casino, featured dancer
  • Macy's Department Stores, featured performer
  • Tupperware, featured performer
  • IBM Computer Technology, featured performer

Company Work

  • WalkerDance, principal dancer/choreographer
  • David Parker and The Bang Group, guest artist
  • Aszure Barton and Artists, guest artist

Selected Choreographic Works

  • Chicago, Regional Theater Production
  • PIPPIN, SSTI director/choreographer
  • Beauty and the Beast, Regional Production
  • Wizard of Oz, Barbara Ingram School of the Arts

Master Teacher

  • The Juilliard School
  • The Joffrey School, New York City
  • Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
  • Butler University
  • Broadway Dancer Center of Japan
  • The Barbara Ingram School of the Arts
  • Shoval Academy of Dance, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano