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Ballet, Boxing and Street Dance Gangs?!
An Artist Profile of Mark Roxey

By Jesse & Dave, JerseyArts.com

originally published: 10/18/2018

Ballet, Boxing and Street Dance Gangs?! An Artist Profile of Mark Roxey

“Dance to me is life itself. I owe my life to dance, because dance found me again and again and again during my youth.”

Mark Roxey’s been thrown in a garbage can, part of street dance gangs (who knew those were really real?!) and spends a whole lot of time in the boxing gym. He is also the founder and director of the Roxey Ballet Company, associate director of The Mill Ballet School, and has had a distinguished career with numerous American dance companies, including The Joffrey Ballet. You have to hear Mark’s story in our latest artist profile.




About the author: Jesse North is a journalist based in New York. Through the mediums of digital video and articles for both print and digital, his coverage includes breaking news, politics, crime, celebrity news, and entertainment features with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the arts. Jesse’s work has been seen on NBC News, Us Weekly, Broadway.com, Entertainment Weekly, People, and 92nd Street Y. Jesse is also a roller coaster enthusiast and Ben & Jerry’s connoisseur. | Dave Tavani is a freelance video story teller and photographer. In addition to contributing to Jersey Arts, Dave works mainly for nonprofit and arts organizations in the Philadelphia area. His recent clients include Visit Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, McCarter Theatre Center, Philadelphia Magazine, The Food Trust, Association for Public Art, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and basset hound.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.






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