MARK CHAVES

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Chaves, a Houston native, has been dancing for fifteen years with various dance styles that include bboying, house, popping, locking, hip hop, ballet, modern and contemporary. He became interested in break-dance and enrolled in a program at Westside High School called “Inertia Dance Co.”. There, he met two of the most talented instructors Sharon Roberts and Ricky Cardenas. Four years of non-stop knowledge of dance history, dance styles and performance tips. This class allowed full creative and innovative thought on dance movement and freedom of expression. During the four years of this program, he was given opportunities such as traveling to different cities and states like Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Miami, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He has also has appeared in local papers and in People magazine which lead to his travels to New York for the event “Heroes Among Us”. He also was given the opportunity to perform on television show, The Tony Danza Show, MTV’s Americas Best Dance Crew Season 2. In the bboy community he is known as “Marksman.” Winning his first two on two in dallas at “Bboy Massacre” and qualifying in many more local competitions. He has performed at the Wortham Dance Theatre, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavilion in Houston.

Chaves has his Associates in Art from Houston Community College and his B.F.A in Dance from Sam Houston State University. He has worked with Noble Motion Dance, Urban Souls, Nicolay Dance Works, and David Deveau and Elijah Gibson as a guest artist. He is a proud husband and Co-artistic director of AMC Dance Project with Alexis Anderson-Chaves.