Choreographer of Marcat Dance, is hailed by Dance Magazine as “25 to Watch” (2017) and received “Best Dancer” Award from the Certamen Coreografico Distrito de Tetuan Madrid (2017). In two years since founding Marcat Dance, Mario has choreographed three evening length pieces as well as seven short works for his company in addition to the creation of new works commissioned by the National Company of Spain, the National Company of Wales, Flamenco Star Eva Yerbabuena, and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. As a teacher Mario has taught at Ballet Preljocaj (France), Wee Dance Company (Germany), The Playground (NYC), Batsheva Excellence Program (Israel), Oakland University, and has staged repertory of Ohad Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company on the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).
A native of Jaen, Spain, Mario discovered dance at the age of 20. He studied from 2008-2010 at the Centro Andaluz de Danza in Sevilla, and relocated to New York City in 2010 where he danced with Jennifer Muller/The Works and Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance. From 2012-2016, Mario lived in Tel Aviv, Israel dancing with Batsheva Dance Company performing work by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Hofesh Shechter, and Roy Assaf. As a performer he has danced on some of the most prestigious theaters around the world including the Opera National de Paris (Paris, France), Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY), and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.).