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Mark Caserta (they/them) was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia and received their BFA in Dance & Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts, School of Dance. They danced professionally with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal (BJM) and Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Mark has been awarded the Philadelphia Rocky Award for Outstanding Dance Performance, the Pennsylvania Ballet Choreography Award and Choreography Awards from Youth American Grand Prix. Caserta was an Emerging Choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal in 2018 and the recipient of the 2019/2020 EMERGE Choreography Award from Springboard Danse & Gibney Company. Caserta has been commissioned by Gibney Company, Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Seattle, DanceWorks Chicago, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Kit Modus, Peridance Youth Ensemble, PA Ballet II, The Ailey School, Pace University and University of the Arts School of Dance. They were co-director of The Thriving Artist Project, a program offering a free Pre-Professional experience to young dance artists in Plano TX. Currently, Caserta is Artist in Residence at University of the Arts School of Dance, Contemporary Faculty at Gibney Dance NY & Peridance Capezio Arts Center, a guest artist with MindLeaps and a freelance educator, dancer, choreographer. Mark founded BigKid Dance in 2018.