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Mark Baldwin

Mark's career includes a distinguished association with Rambert, one of the world’s leading dance companies, where he first danced with the company in 1979 and again from 1983 – 1993. He established Mark Baldwin Dance Company (1993 – 2001) during which time he created over 40 works for his own company and The Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Scottish Ballet (where he was resident choreographer in 1996), London City Ballet, Cisne Negro Dance Company (Brazil), Modern Dance Company of Argentina, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Staatsoper Berlin, and Rambert. 

In 2002, Mark returned to Rambert to take up the post of Director where he remained until 2018. During this time, the company won 15 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, two Olivier Awards and five Olivier Award nominations. In 2016, Mark was awarded an OBE for his services to dance, and in 2019 he received the Critics’ Circle De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.  Mark choreographed Inala for Ladysmith Black Mambazo a large scale show for one of South Africa's most important Zulu music groups in 2014. Restaged for Soweto Gospel Choir in 2019 to play London's West End, London's Royal Albert Hall and a tour to China. His art exhibition Embodied Knowledge opened in January 2019 at Bermondsey Project Space London. Mark is Patron of the London Studio Centre and BBO Dance and a board member of Elmhurst Ballet School. The Royal Academy in London and Royal Society both held events to celebrate Nicola Clayton FRSA and Mark Baldwin having worked together for over 10 years.