MARK PARKIN
After starting to dance Latin and Ballroom at the age of ten, Mark quickly moved through the competitive ranks until by fifteen he was considered to be the best Junior in the World in both styles.
At age eighteen Mark had already won the Youth and Amateur British Championships and turned professional, winning the British “Rising Star” Professional Championships at the first attempt.
These successes were followed by an unprecedented eight-year spell ranked as one of the top five in the World. During this period Mark toured the World, performing on every continent in both live events and on television.
After retiring from competition, Mark has concentrated on his coaching career and has taught many International and World Champions, including several of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
Currently Mark is in great demand as a coach and choreographer but also has a passion for social dance and is fluent in many styles such as Swing, Salsa, Rock and Roll as well as his Latin and Ballroom background.