MARK is the 2019/2020 Recipient of the Gibney Dance Company & Springboard Danse Montreal ‘EMERGE’ Choreography Award!

“I strive to make art for and of the soul. To see, to heal, to hope, to search, to understand, to continue.” -Mark

Photo by Mikey Morado

Photo by Mikey Morado


‘PRETTYEND’ Premiers September 2019, Kit Modus, Atlanta, GA

‘PEEL’ Premiered June 2019, The White Theater, Plano TX (Collaboration w/ Mikey Morado) / The Thriving Artist Project Residency

‘GOOD boy’ Premiered August 2018, Wanderlust Dance Project, Dallas TX (Collab. w/ Mikey Morado) / Austin Dance Festival, April 2019

‘DREGS’ Premiered January 2019, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance / Winter Series, Dallas TX (Collaboration w/ Mikey Morado)

‘BIG KID’ Premiered June 2018, Springboard Danse Montreal, Usine C / Reworked in August 2018 with TTAP / Presented at Gibney POP Performance NYC February 2019

‘FARM’ Premiered April 2017, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

‘Sonder’ Premiered Spring 2017, Agora Dance Company, Pennsylvania

‘Charlie’ Premiered April 2017,  PACE University, NYC (Collaboration w/ Jess Hendricks) 

‘Magnificent You’ Premiered November 2016 (Collaboration w/ Khadija Ahmaddiya) DRIGGproductions, Jersey City Theatre Centre/ Excerpt Presented at The Banff Performing Arts Centre, Choreographic Lab 2016/ Reworked at Residency with The Thriving Artist Project May 2018

‘Nous’ Premiered Fall/Winter 2015
University of the Arts School of Dance *Presented at STEPS NYC Choreographic Lab 2016 

‘Smoke Lines’ Premiered August 2015 (Collab w/ Khadija Ahmaddiya) DRIGGproductions, Jersey City 

‘The Man’ Premiered Summer 2015 Grace Dance Theater, Philadelphia 

‘Space Between Trees’ Premiered Fall/Winter 2014 The University of the Arts

‘Bubble’ Premiered Summer 2013 Brooklyn Dance Festival, New York 

‘House’ Premiered Summer 2010 Pennsylvania Ballet II, Philadelphia 

More Experience/Awards

-Gibney POP Performance, February 2019

-Emerging Choreographer Springboard Danse Montreal 2018

-2015 New Music USA Project Grant for ‘Smoke Lines’ Original music collab. (DRIGGproductions) 

-Complexions, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, The Joffrey School NY, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Young Arts, Dance Awards / Choreographer, Teacher, Mentor

-2010 PA Ballet Choreography Award, 2009 Philly Rocky Award, 2010 Patrick Swayze Award 

-Dancer: Complexions Ballet 2010-14, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal 2014-16, Camille A. Brown and Dancers 2016-2018

-Teacher at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center, TX. (now)


Mark Caserta, from Philadelphia, graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in 2010. He danced professionally with international touring companies Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal and Camille A. Brown & Dancers since then. Mark was a 2018 Emerging Choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal and recently premiered his first full evening length work at Gibney NY POP Performance Series in February. In the past year, Mark was commissioned to set work on Dark Circles Contemporary Dance with partner Mikey Morado and Atlanta based company Kit Modus. Mark has presented work at Wanderlust Dance Festival, The Austin Dance Festival, The Banff Center for Performing Arts, Steps On Broadway Choreography Lab and the Brooklyn Dance Festival. He has also created work on the University of the Arts School of Dance and Pace University. He currently teaches full time while co-directing the Pre Professional Company at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center, co-directing a non profit the Thriving Artist Project and creating new work for his own project.

Photo by Matthew Caserta

Photo by Matthew Caserta