Dance: My time as a performer

Posted 21st May 2014
I became a dancer in the year 2000 whilst studying in the city of Hull; soon becoming part of a crew in Liverpool, and continually pushing myself athletically and creatively to perform a variety of intense moves and combinations.
For over 15 years I maintained a strong presence in the global dance community, performing at events, representing brands, teaching, and entering competitions.
During that time I worked with some very interesting people such as Afrika Islam, and became involved in large events such as the 2003 Liverpool (Mathew) International Street Festival; whilst also veering off into related dance work, such as my script writing and narrative work for the dance theatre production “AbraCadaBra", which played in 2010 at the Terry O'Toole Theatre in Lincolnshire
As the years passed I became uniquely recognised for the amount of creative moves that I had invented, as well as for my ability to perform some very difficult pre-existing moves.
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Whilst travelling to events in most of the cities around the UK, and even to some across the world, dance took me to many places and allowed me to meet many creative individuals.
Performing on stage was definitely one of the highlights of being a dancer, with the largest crowd being around 5000 people at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena.
I feel that my time as a dancer grew me as a person, allowing me to gain some extraordinary life experiences; whilst also giving me my first experiences of teaching, and taking my artistry in brand new directions.
Mark Nathan Willetts is a creative entrepreneur from Nottingham, England. His artistic work has been exhibited internationally. And he has worked as an educator and senior editor at companies such as Experian and Velawoods.
"We must continually grow until our ideas converge for a better future"
- Mark Nathan Willetts