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Marc Spaulding

Marc is a choreographer, educator and dancer whose passion, integrity and professionalism characterize his works. Mr. Spaulding began his formal dance training at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC under the direction of Lynn Welters. He later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts. Currently Marc is completing his Master of Fine Arts Degree at University of California, Irvine.
 
With more than 20 years experience as a professional dancer, Marc has had a very diverse career. His noteworthy Concert and Theatrical credits include: Dreamgirls 1st National Tour, Equus- Broadway Revival, Raven-Symone (“Undeniable” Tour), PHILADANCO (The Philadelphia Dance Company), Westside Story International Tour, Donald Byrd/The Group, Broadway’s: Gypsy of the Year Competition, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Memphis (Musical Theatre West), Eleone Dance Theatre and Endless Shock (Japanese Musical Series Tour). His TV and Film credits include: Nissan National Commercial, Euphoria, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Timeless, Hairspray (New Line Cinema), Dancing with The Stars, NBC Today’s Show, Apple Inc. “California Soul”, Saturday Night Live, 81st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, VH- 1: Behind the Music, Good Morning Atlanta Fox 5 and MTV Asia.
 
Mr. Spaulding has been featured in national publications including: VoyageLA, Dance Magazine: “Playing The Audition Game”, The Atlanta Performing Arts Examiner, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Marc is enthusiastic about sharing his wisdom with the next generation of artists. He cares about his students as individuals and provides an inspired learning environment. Marc has taught at: AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts, The Jikei Group of Colleges in Japan, Dance Masters of America, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, University of the Arts, The Rock Ballet School, Broadway Connection, Collage Dance Collective, Long Island University and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference. At UCI, he serves the dance department as a modern and jazz dance teaching associate, while also serving as a conservatory instructor at the Orange County School of the Arts.
 
Marc has worked under the tutelage of prominent directors and choreographers such as: Hinton Battle, Vincent Patterson, Bonnie Story, Kenny Ortega, Liz Imperio, Jamal Simms, George Faison, Donald Byrd, Alonzo King, Joan Myers Brown, Adam Shankman, Milton Myers and Christopher L. Huggins. Mr. Spaulding has presented his own choreography on numerous universities, studios, artists, and showcases including: Carnival Choreographer’s Ball Los Angeles, PHILADANCO’s Danco on Danco Showcase, Club Jete, Raven-Symone (“Undeniable” Tour), Debbie Reynolds Scholarship Program Showcase, Sheryl Lee Ralph Aids Benefit Concert, AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the Jikei College: Fukuoka School of Music and Dance. Marc is dedicated to giving back. Throughout his career, he has continued to mentor young dancers, teach after-school programs and perform at charity events. Marc is a firm believer in the transformative power of the arts. Dance holds a special place in his life and he is thankful for all the opportunities it has afforded him.
 

Artist Support

                     

  

It has been a difficult year for all of us in many ways.  The arts have been hit particularly hard because so much of the work we do requires physical closeness and interaction.  While our traditional summer program on the UCI campus has been suspended to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we still need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies LITE program.  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they prepare applications and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who have seen their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

If you are able, please consider making a gift of any amount to support the Summer Academies LITE program.  Your contribution will make a significant impact by supporting the artists who make it possible.

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