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Mark Howard

 
Bio:
Mark Howard Founding Artistic Director, Trinity Irish Dance Company For more than three decades, this Emmy Award-winning choreographer has been striving for and achieving that which is profoundly significant and equally difficult to attain—the transcendence of craft to art and the synthesis of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mark Howard Founding Artistic Director, Trinity Irish Dance Company For more than three decades, this Emmy Award-winning choreographer has been striving for and achieving that which is profoundly significant and equally difficult to attain—the transcendence of craft to art and the synthesis of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1966
Singer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1966
Singer

Mark Howard Biography

Mark Howard
Founding Artistic Director, Trinity Irish Dance Company

For more than three decades, this Emmy Award-winning choreographer has been striving for and achieving that which is profoundly significant and equally difficult to attain—the transcendence of craft to art and the synthesis of forms to create something that is forward-looking and new. His work maintains integrity while simultaneously going beyond the framework of ethnicity to carve new traditions.

Born in Yorkshire, England, and raised in Chicago, Howard began his dancing career at the age of eight at the Dennehy School of Irish Dance. He began teaching when he was only 17 years old, and by 20 he had launched the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, subsequently leading them to unprecedented World Championship team titles for the United States—the first when he was only 25. As a competitive coach and choreographer, he would go on to redefine what was possible for American teams becoming the first to win gold in all categories.

Howard’s pioneering work in the late 80s led to his unique transition from the competitive stage to the performing arts stage and began his gradual evolution from coach to artistic director. By 1990, these formative years led to the creation of a nonprofit forum, Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC), to celebrate and further his work. From its inception, TIDC has been met with great critical acclaim at renowned venues across the world.

Howard himself was a regular guest on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson from 1989 until Carson’s retirement in1991, and has accumulated a multitude of national and international television credits including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS This Morning, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Today Show, Live with Regis, Good Morning America, Martha, CONAN, and 1st Look, to name a few. From PBS and Network specials, to extensive film work for Disney, Touchstone, Universal, and Dream Works, Howard has worked with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Ron Howard, and Sam Mendez. He was the personal dance coach for actors Tom Hanks and Daniel Craig while working on the film Road to Perdition.

Howard continues to choreograph new works, as well as expand his independent career to work in theater, television, concert, and film. The feature film screenplay SOLES, which focuses on Howard and Trinity, is currently in the works. Howard’s work in the arts has led to numerous Choreographer’s Fellowships awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Howard has been named three times as one of Irish American Magazine’s “Top 100 Irish-Americans,” and he was honored by iBAM! in 2011 and in 2015 by Chicago’s Lawyers For the Creative Arts for his outstanding contribution to the performing arts.




Mark Howard News

American Roots Legend Peter Rowan Announces New Album on Rebel Records Photo American Roots Legend Peter Rowan Announces New Album on Rebel Records
by Michael Major - Apr 13, 2022

Rebel Records is proud to announce a new album from pioneering American roots musician Peter Rowan. Rowan’s second album for Rebel, Calling You From My Mountain features star turns from Shawn Camp, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Lindsay Lou, and more, and original and traditional songs from Rowan and his band.

Trinity Irish Dance Company Brings Five Madison Premieres to Overture Center This Mon Photo Trinity Irish Dance Company Brings Five Madison Premieres to Overture Center This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is bringing its unique form of progressive Irish dance to Madison's Overture Center for the Arts for one-night-only on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Overture Hall. This company of elite performing artists from around the world presents both classic and groundbreaking Madison-premiere works. 

 BWW Review: TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY at The Joyce-Timely and Terrific Photo BWW Review: TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY at The Joyce-Timely and Terrific
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 17, 2022

The internationally renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company opened at The Joyce Theater on Tuesday evening and the audience was wowed.

Trinity Irish Dance Company Returns To Uihlein Hall After Nearly 20 Years Photo Trinity Irish Dance Company Returns To Uihlein Hall After Nearly 20 Years
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is bringing its renowned legacy and awe-inspiring precision to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for a one-night-only performance on March 26, 2022.

Trinity Irish Dance Company Comes to The Joyce Theater This Month Photo Trinity Irish Dance Company Comes to The Joyce Theater This Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022

Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) today announced it will bring its internationally celebrated legacy and awe-inspiring precision to The Joyce Theater this Saint Patrick’s Day Season.  

VIDEO: Trinity Irish Dance Company to Return to The Joyce Theater Photo VIDEO: Trinity Irish Dance Company to Return to The Joyce Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation will celebrate the long-anticipated return of Trinity Irish Dance Company with a vibrant week of performances around the quintessentially Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

Trinity Irish Dance Company to Return to The Joyce Theater Photo Trinity Irish Dance Company to Return to The Joyce Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation will celebrate the long-anticipated return of Trinity Irish Dance Company with a vibrant week of performances around the quintessentially Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Details for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOV Photo WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Details for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Shane Peterman and Associate Producer Elizabeth Kensek are proud to announce casting and creative details for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a musical comedy by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak.  

Penn Live Arts Presents Trinity Irish Dance Company, Philly Native Ali Doughty To Per Photo Penn Live Arts Presents Trinity Irish Dance Company, Philly Native Ali Doughty To Perform
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

 Penn Live Arts presents Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) February 18 and 19 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Originally scheduled for March 2020, this long-awaited appearance by TIDC fuses Ireland's vibrant tradition and legacy with ever-evolving American innovation in a performance of show stopping aerial grace, lightning-fast agility, and percussive power.

Marianne Faithfull's 'Vagabond Ways' Album to be Reissued Photo Marianne Faithfull's 'Vagabond Ways' Album to be Reissued
by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

The reissue, originally recorded at Teatro Studios in California and produced by Mark Howard and Daniel Lanois, will include a selection of previously unreleased bonus demos and an unheard studio recording, plus new liner notes. It will be the first time the album has been released as a heavyweight vinyl, as well as CD and digital formats.

Mark Howard Videos

VIDEO: Trinity Irish Dance Company to Return to The Joyce Theater VideoVIDEO: Trinity Irish Dance Company to Return to The Joyce Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation will celebrate the long-anticipated return of Trinity Irish Dance Company with a vibrant week of performances around the quintessentially Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

VIDEO: First Listen to a Song From New Musical THE REGULARS at Hope Mill Theatre's TU VideoVIDEO: First Listen to a Song From New Musical THE REGULARS at Hope Mill Theatre's TURN ON FEST
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

The first song and video has been released from new musical The Regulars, which is set to be the headline show for the Hope Mill Theatre's third annual LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival Turn On Fest.

VIDEO: Ed Norton Talks 'Catcher in the Rye' for PBS's SALINGER
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 14, 2014

Below, watch exclusive outtakes from the film including superfan Edward Norton's analysis of The Catcher in the Rye