Mark Ikeda creates original performances that combine narrative and dance. His training in dance and theatre has developed a unique methodology combining story, imagination, and choreography that has lead to being named the 2015 Emerging Artist by Calgary Arts Development Authority. He has trained extensively with Denise Clarke of One Yellow Rabbit, his fearless political works have included the Japanese Canadian internment (Sansei: The Storyteller) and toxic masculinity (The Golden Penis).
Mark is the Artistic Director of Cloudsway Dance Theatre, an ensemble member of the Dancers’ Studio West, has taught at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and the Rosebud School of the Arts, and served as Artistic Director of MoMo Dance Theatre. His work has been performed across Canada and his one-man show Sansei: The Storyteller continues to tour nationally.