Mark Burrell


Visiting Artist-in-Residence

Mark Burrell is best known for his work on Broadway and abroad. Currently he is a visiting artist-in-residence at Southern Methodist University. Burrell is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, where he was on the faculty as a summer instructor, master teacher and choreographer. He also holds an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary arts from Wilson College. His performance experience is extensive throughout the United States and internationally, including engagements in Israel, Japan, Zambia, Peru and South Africa. Burrell made his Broadway debut in the first national tour of Fosse and served as the assistant director, associate choreographer, dance captain, and swing for Pippin on Broadway as well as in the first national tour and international tour. Burrell was the assistant choreographer for Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes for 10 years. He is featured in the motion picture The Producers: A Movie Musical. Other theatrical productions include CATS, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Broadway for Hilary and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Television credits include CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman and NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Burrell has been involved in numerous industrials for such companies as Macy’s, Ford Motor Company, Intel Computers, IBM and Tupperware.  He has also engaged in the classical and contemporary works of choreographers including Chet Walker, as a principal dancer with his company WalkerDance; Azure Barton; Lar Lubovitch; Paul Taylor; Jiri Kylian; Lila York; and David Parker and The Bang Group, where he was an honorary guest artist.  Burrell has taught in many studios across the nation as well as internationally including The Joffrey Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Broadway Dance Center in Japan, The Institute for the Blind, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA), Point Park University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Butler University and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. He also has staged, directed rehearsals, choreographed, and artistically consulted for artists Kyle Abraham (AIM), Brice Mousset (OUI DANSE) and Darrell Moultrie, to name a few.  

Burrell’s students have established careers in theatrical markets including Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, national commercials, cruise lines, theme parks, professional dance companies and several television series in both the reality and syndicated formats. Burrell’s current research is on the liminal rituals entering into a performative state along with exploring the queering of the male gaze in his current documentary/short dance film. Info @ 


M.F.A. candidate, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Penn. 
B.F.A., The Juilliard School

Course list

Jazz and tap technique
Mark Burrell