Mark Diamond

Mark Diamond has choreographed and taught in Europe, Japan and the U.S. since retiring from Hamburg Ballet in Germany in 1983. He has choreographed more than 30 ballets for Charlotte Ballet and is program director for Charlotte Ballet II. In the summer he serves as associate artistic director and resident choreographer for Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux at Chautauqua Institution in New York. Before joining Charlotte Ballet, Mark was resident choreographer for Cincinnati Opera, founded Ballet Artists Cincinnati and received grants from Ohio Arts Council, New England Foundation for the Arts and others. Before dancing in Europe, Mark was a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company, danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Tamburitzans Slavic Folk ensemble. He trained with Edward Caton and studied music, history and dance at Duquesne University and Point Park College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.