Mark A. Roxey
Founding Director | United States | Roxey Ballet Company
Mark Roxey began his training at The Joffrey Ballet, NYC, and danced professionally with Joffrey Ballet Concert Company, American Repertory Ballet, and Dayton Ballet as a principal dancer. Mark has performed in works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Robert Joffrey, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe, John Cranko, John Butler, Maurice Petipa, and Auguste Bournonville, among others. He has appeared as a principal guest artist around the world with his partner, Melissa Taylor Roxey, and performed with many regional companies, including Eglevsky Ballet, Septime Webre Dance, and The North Star Dance Theatre.
Mr. Roxey has served on the faculty of public and private schools nationwide, including Princeton Ballet, Raritan Valley Community College, and Wright State University. Mark is founder and director of Roxey Ballet Company and associate director of The Mill Ballet School. His choreography includes many well-known ballets, including The Nutcracker, an impressive list of more than 50 repertory works, and original pieces for the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and others. Deeply committed to education and community service, he has served as dance program coordinator for the Hunterdon County Teen Arts Dance Festival YMCA and adjudicates the State Teen Arts Festival and other festivals around the country. Mark also designed a unique "Arts Access Program" for students in the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Peapack, serving as program director for more than a decade. In 2006, he was the recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award for recognition of outstanding creative achievement in arts education. He has created, directed, and taught in programs for organizations such as the Educational Services Commission, Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Fellowship Farm, and Crotchet Mountain. Mark is an active member of Dance/USA, Dance NJ, IPAY, Association of Performing Arts Professionals.