Mark Baldwin OBE is an multi award-winning choreographer, artistic director and visual artist. His career includes a distinguished association with Rambert, one of the world’s leading dance companies, as a dancer from 1983-1991, and serving as Artistic Director from 2002-2018.
He established Mark Baldwin Dance Company in 1992-2001, which toured nationally and internationally, including to Malaysia, Sri Lanka, France, Poland, Italy, Turkey and Tunisia. The company appeared in 5 Dance Umbrella festivals and Mark created over 40 works for his own company and others including: The Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Scottish Ballet (where he was resident choreographer in 1996), London City Ballet, Cisne Negro Dance Company (Brazil), Modern Dance Company of Argentina, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Staatsoper Berlin, Teartro dell’Opera di Roma and Rambert. In 2002, Mark returned to Rambert to take up the post of Artistic Director, where he remained until 2018. During this time, the company’s awards included 13 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, two Olivier Awards and five Olivier Award nominations. Mark continued to develop his own work including collaborations with South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir and the iconic Ladysmith Black Mumbazo. In 2016, Mark was awarded an OBE for his services to dance, and in 2019 he received the Critics’ Circle De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.
Mark is currently Academic Visitor at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Psychology where he works with long-time collaborator Professor of Comparative Cognition and Fellow of the Royal Society, Nicola Clayton.