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Mark Smith is a Choreographer and Founder & Artistic Director of Deaf Men Dancing. His credits also include My Silent World, a short film for Channel 4's Random Acts. Mark studied at the Royal Ballet School and Bridget Espinosa's London Studio Centre, where he was voted Best Soloist 1989. He was presented East Anglia's Young Deaf Achiever in 1989, which was awarded by Princess Diana at the Café Royal in London. As a performer he has appeared with dance companies throughout the UK and Europe including Firefly, La Ribot and the Aaron Williamson Dance Company. Mark is a recipient of the MGCfutures Bursary which will help him take a new direction as a theatre director.

Awards and Nominations

2023 Olivier Award nomination for Best Choreographer for The Little Big Things, Soho Place

2022 Broadway World UK Award nomination for Best Choreographer for Hedwig & The Angry Inch

2014 BroadwayWorld UK Award nomination for Best Choreographer for Ace of Clubs, Union Theatre

2015 Offie Award nomination for Best Choreographer for The Who's Tommy, Union Theatre

2010 Offie Award nomination for Best Choreographer for Iolanthe, Union Theatre

2010 BroadwayWorld UK Award nomination for Best Choreographer for Iolanthe, Union Theatre

List Of Productions

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE POISON WOOD | Director: P. Burton-Morgan | Watermill Theatre

I WISH | Director: Rachel Bagshaw | Unicorn Theatre/ New Victory Theater/ Off-Broadway

THE BIG LITTLE THINGS | Director: Luke Sheppard | Soho Place

FALLING IN LOVE | Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin, Germany

THE COLOR PURPLE | Director: Tinuke Craig | Birmingham Hippodrome/ UK Tour

HAIR | As Director & Choreographer | The Musical Theatre Academy

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH | Director: Jamie Fletcher | Leeds Playhouse

THE RHYTHMICS | Director: P Burton-Morgan | Southwark Playhouse

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME | Director: Alex Sutton | National Youth Music Theatre

THE RUFF TUFF CREAM PUFF ESTATE AGENCY | Director: Adrian Jackson | Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

TWELFTH NIGHT | Director: Julian Woolford | Guildford School of Acting​

THE COLOR PURPLE | Winner of WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production | Director: Tinuke Craig | Leicester Curve/ Birmingham Hippodrome

THE LAST FIVE YEARS | Director: Angharad Lee | Wales Millennium Centre/ UK Tour

IOLANTHE | Sasha Regan | UK Tour

THE MEETING | Director: Natalie Abrahami | Chichester Festival Theatre

TOMMY | Director: Kerry Michael | New Wolsey Theatre / West Yorkshire Playhouse / Nottingham Playhouse / Birmingham Rep / Sheffield Crucible / Theatre Royal Stratford East

ORFEO ED EURIDICE | Director: Maria Jagusz | Longborough Festival

PARALYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY - LONDON 2012 | Co-Directors: Bradley Hemmings MBE & Jenny Sealey MBE

101 DALMATIONS | Director: Dale Rooks | Chichester Festival Theatre

STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW | Director: Ed Burnside | Chichester University

LET US TELL YOU A STORY | Deaf Men Dancing commissioned by Exceptional & Extarodinary | Director: Mark Smith | Edinburgh Surgeons' Halls Museum

CORAZON A CORAZON | Deaf Men Dancing commissioned by Without Walls | Director: Mark Smith

CABARET | Director: Bronagh Lagan | Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

JUST SO | Director: Sarah Redmond | Chichester University

PETER PAN | Director: Charlotte Conquest | Chichester University

HEAR, HEAR! | Deaf Men Dancing | Sadlers Wells

THE SOUNDMEN | Dear Men Dancing | Incloodu Festival

MARRY ME A LITTLE | Director: Ed Burnside | Chichester University

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND | Director: Tim Welton | Carnival UK/ 3 Pins Productions

ECHOES IN THE NIGHT | Director: Tim Welton | Carnival UK/ 3 Pins Productions

THE WHO'S TOMMY | Director: Michael Strassen | Greenwich Theatre

ACE OF CLUBS | Union Theatre / Wilton's Music Hall

AS YOU LIKE IT | Oxford Shakespeare Company

ALIVE! | Deaf Men Dancing in collaboration with Rachel Gadsden | Director: Mark Smith | Outdoor UK Festivals

TEN / EMBRACE | Deaf Men Dancing | Mayor of London's Liberty Festival Greenwich & Dockland International Festival

THE THREEPENNY OPERA | Directors: Jenny Sealey MBE & Peter Rowe | New Wolsey Theatre / Ipswich / Nottingham Playhouse / Birmingham Rep / Leeds Playhouse

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE | Director: Ben DeWynter | Union Theatre

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE | Director: Thom Sutherland | Arts Educational School

DIE FLEDERMAUS | Director: Laurence Dale | Den Norske Opera & Ballet, Norway

NOAH | Director: Dale Rooks | Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

A MARVELOUS YEAR FOR PLUMS | Director: Phillip Franks | Chichester Festival Theatre

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL | Director: Jenny Sealey MBE | UK Tour

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE | Director: Dale Rooks | Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

ALADDIN | Director: Steve Marmion | Lyric Hammersmith

SEQUINS AND SNOWBALLS | Graeae Theatre | Queen Elizabeth Hall

CAROUSEL | Director: Ken Casswell | Royal Academy of Music

BLOOD WEDDING | Director: Jenny Sealey | Graeae Theatre / Dundee Rep

WHEELS ON BROADWAY | Graeae Theatre

IOLANTHE | Director: Sasha Regan | Union Theatre

WEST SIDE STORY | Director: Kirk Jameson | Music Theatre Project

SHOES | Director: Stephen Mear | Sadler's Wells