International Style Latin Rising Star Champion and made the final of Open Latin at the United States Dancesport Championships. Extremely talented and creative, Mark placed fifth in the country after only 5 years of competitive dancing. His early training began at The Dancer's Studio in his home state of Minnesota. There he learned how to break movements down and teach them in a very clear, simple, effective way.
In addition to his dancesport experience, Mark also has a diverse set of skills and perspective garnered from years of performing theater. This performance experience, combined with a robust technical knowledge of lighting, sound and stage design, make him ideally suited to direct his company "Frogmouth Productions, Inc.", providing production services for dancesport events across the country.
Mark and Viola have over 19 years of experience as a ballroom dance competitors, choreographers, coaches, judges, performers and producers. For the last 14 years they have been teaching, dancing, performing, and putting on exciting events in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.
Mark and Viola married in 1999 and are the proud parents of four children, Hanna, Justin, Alessia and Kamille They Currently teach at the South Bay Dance Center in Lomita, California.
- U.S Rising Star International Style Latin Champion
- Finalist of U.S. National Latin Championships
- Certified Dance Teacher
- National Adjudicator in Standard, Latin, and American Style
- Have over 19 years of experience as a ballroom dance competitors, choreographers, coaches, judges, performers and producers
- Director of Frogmouth Productions, Inc. company
- Member of the National Dance Council of America