Recap: Dance Agency Auditions
After weeks of preparation, we were on the lookout for new talent to add to our agency books.
On the morning of, the odds seemed against us due to the 4 degrees and down Tube lines that Saturday. However, neither of those stopped the over 450 determined dancers from all around the UK and Europe from lining the block before we opened the studio doors. The dedication and spirit of all the dancers was a breath of fresh air that cold, drizzly afternoon.
We held the auditions with the lovely Natalie and Kieron at Sapphire Dance Academy in Bexleyheath, South London.
Natricia Bernard lead teaching the choreography on the day. In addition to her expertise, four professional dancers also facilitated the teaching portion of the audition: Austin Farrell, Charlotte Habib, Christian Alozie, and James Berkery.
Don’t forget to also check out this highlight reel below from photographer and up-and-coming director, Sam Morris.
Music Credits: Venus Fly – Grimes
Recap: Dance Agency Auditions
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Mark Summers Dance Agency Auditions.
Mark Summers Dance Agency will be holding Dance auditions for the chance to be signed to the agency this 2018. If you are interested in auditioning with us please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE INCLUDE: Head shots / Pictures / CV & Showreel if you have, if you are very new and have none […]
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE AUSTRALIA 2014
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Mark Summers Dance Auditions Short Film
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Olympics 2012 Open Ceremony
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Mark Summers and Natricia team up with Mariah Carey for T-Mobile.
Ever at the front of new technology, it was only natural that T-Mobile selected Mark Summers as Casting Director with Natricia Bernard providing the creative direction for this leading-edge, state of the art hologram-based commercial.
Jason Beitel has the X Factor too!
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Lavelle talks Michael on Piers Morgan
Lavelle Smith Jr needs no introduction to the friends of Mark Summers- as you know he was the King of Pop’s very own Prince of Dance. Listen to him on the Piers Morgan show in a world exclusive, talking about Michael’s vision for the future. It’s very sad some of this never happened, but there’s real love in Lavelle’s eyes as he speaks.
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Mark Mentors New Talent
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Dancing Domino for Litza Bixler
Mark Summers Agency loves a big pop promo, and it was only natural that pop sensation Jessie J and Director Emil Nava chose us to provide not only all of the dancers on this video, but also the amazing dance talents of long-standing creative director/choreographer Litza Bixler and her assistant Nikki Trow.