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Mark Nelson-Novak (Director)


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About Mark Nelson-Novak (Director)

Mark Nelson-Novak has been teaching all divisions of Ballroom & Latin dance since 1986. He hold professional titles as 2005 Professional Rising Star Standard Champion -Colorado Star Ball and 2005 Professional Rising Star Latin Champion -Hawaii Star Ball. He is a certified associate member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, listed with the National Dance Council of America and hold a bachelors degree in Theater Arts from Southern Oregon State University. He has been serving the Bay Area since 1993 and in this time has developed a reputation as a highly-gifted professional.


Mark's career started out in the world of theater where as an actor a coach encouraged him to pursue dance and music additionally to be a more marketable performer. He excelled in these studies focusing on ballet, jazz, ballroom and latin. Today he is one of the most notable professionals in the area w/ top teaching awards bestowed, his own school and many competitive students being regularly seen. His work has been seen on many Bay Area Stages & Dance Floors throughout California as well as in Canada. He has further been featured in film & television. He and his professional partner Andrea are regulars on the N.D.C.A. pro-circuit.