Mark Tomasic, Artistic Advisor, has performed with a variety of internationally renowned dance companies throughout his professional career of over 20 years. Among others, Mark has danced principal and featured roles in the masterworks of such notable choreographers as Martha Graham, Donald McKayle, Paul Taylor, David Parsons, Sean Curran, May O’Donnell, George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Flemming Flindt, Talley Beatty, Mauricio Wainrot, Dennis Nahat, Tom Evert, Hernando Cortez, and Agnes de Mille. Mark has worked extensively in the field of physically integrated dance with the Dancing Wheels Company & School, one of the premier arts and disability organizations in the United States. Serving as Artistic Advisor to the Company, Mark travels nationally and internationally to teach physically integrated dance to students and professionals alike and is the author of the inclusive dance training manual, Physically Integrated Dance: The Dancing Wheels Comprehensive Guide for Teachers, Choreographers and Students of Mixed Abilities. As a choreographer, Mark has created works for dance companies and universities across the country, including eight original works for the Dancing Wheels Company. Mark holds an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and a BFA in Ballet from the University of Cincinnati. He currently serves as Chair of the Dance Department of Santa Monica College where he has been awarded “Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year” (2018-19), as well as being recognized as a campus “Equity Champion.” Additionally, Mark has been awarded the Luis Nazar Chair of Excellence in the Performing Arts from the SMC Foundation (2016-19).