Mark Allan Davis
237 B Theatre Bldg
Mark Allan Davis join the performance faculty in 2011. He is an accomplished dancer,
director/choreographer, actor, writer and instructor. In an international career spanning
three decades Mr. Davis has appeared on stage, film and television on several continents.
He has danced with the companies of Jose Limon, Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane, Peter Goss
(Paris) and Clive Thompson. He has performed the works of Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty,
Bill Evans, Joyce Trisler, Paul Taylor, Randy Warshaw and others. He performed at
the Next Wave Festival at BAM in Remy Charlip’s Ten Men and in Bill T. Jones dance
opera “The Mother of Three Sons” at the Munich Biennale and the Aachener Staatstheater.
He has also performed at numerous other renowned festivals globally.
He is an original cast member of the Broadway production of The Lion King (TLK), directed
by Julie Taymor (Frida) and choreographed by Garth Fagan , where he performed for
four years, Mark conceived and staged many of TLK cast's benefit appearances.
Mr. Davis holds an MFA in Dramatic Literature from Smith College and a Bachelor of
Arts in Dance and Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was
most recently a visiting guest faculty member and choreographer at Mount Holyoke College
and from 2002-06 he was Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Smith College Department
of Dance as a full-time faculty member. While in Rochester, NY from 2007-2010 he
continued his creative endeavors with PeaceART, MuCCC (Multi Use community Cultural
Center) Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester and the School
of the Arts of Rochester, New York. In the fall of 2010 he joined the faculty of the
Cortland State University of New York as Visiting Lecturer of Dance in the Musical