Interview with World of Dance Group MDC 3 for Performers Stuff Pro Series

Written by Mark Pawsey

July 14, 2020

Performer Stuff is launching a regular series of videos in the Fall, which will help performers learn more about their industry from the inside out, through in-person discussions with working professionals.

As an introduction to our new Performer Stuff, Pro Series launching in the Fall here is our recent interview with MDC 3, a young dance trio from Placentia California currently featured on Season 4 of NBC’s World of Dance.

Listen to Madison, Emma, Diego talk to our pro series host, Mark Pawsey about their collective passion for dance.

Performers Stuff Pro Series MDC 3 Interview

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Mark is British and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London winning the Liverpool Playhouse Award and an honors diploma in Stage Management. He spent 15 years in London’s West End working on shows such as “Steel Magnolias”, “Taboo – The Boy George Musical” and original productions of “The Woman in Black” “Buddy” and “The Phantom of the Opera”. In 1998 Mark joined the acclaimed “Cirque du Soleil” troupe, touring the world with “Alegria”, “Quidam” and “Amaluna”. He moved to Las Vegas in 2004 to take up residence with them on “Zumanity” and then to Tokyo in 2010 with “ZED” where he became Artistic Director. He gave a TEDx Talk in Edmonton, Canada in 2013 on “The Future of Inspiration” and left Cirque after 16 years, in 2014. However, he stumbled upon an opportunity with Norwegian Cruise Lines which led to a fortuitous partnership with Joyce Arbucias and The Imagination House in Orlando, where he has been a Producer of Live Entertainment for the past 3½ years.