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artistic director

Marsha Yvonne Ismailoff Mark, American Artistic director. Hostess for artists from Russia, translator United Nations Hostess Committee, New York City, 1988; Russian translator Friends of Music, Newtown, 1990, Sacred Heart U., Fairfield, Connecticut, 1994.

Background

Mark, Marsha Yvonne Ismailoff was born on March 15, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Nicholas and Louba (Foullon) Ismailoff.

Education

Ballet training with, George Balanchine, 1946-1950;ballet training with, George Volodine, 1945-1960, 65-69;student, Skidmore College, 1978-1980;student, Vaganova Method School, Minsk, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1983;student, University of the Arts, 1990.

Career

Founder, Marsha Imailoff Mark School of Ballet, Newtown, Connecticut, since 1969;artistic director, Committee for Ballet Miniatures, Newtown, Connecticut, since 1974;artistic director, Malenkee Ballet Repertoire Company, Newtown, Connecticut, since 1980. Vice president Cmty. Arts Project Ext., Newtown, 1987-1991. Artistic director Danbury(Connecticut) Music Center, 1989.

Instructor for neurologically impaired Ripton School, Shelton, Connecticut, 1992. Choreographed section of Nutcracker Ballet for Special Children. Toured Russia with Malenkee Ballet RepertoireCo.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to perceived and instituted, a collaboration of art, dance for the Florida Art Dance Company.

Works

Membership

Hostess for artists from Russia, translator United Nations Hostess Committee, New York City, 1988. Russian translator Friends of Music, Newtown, 1990, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1994. Founding president Seabranch Art League, Hobe Sound, Florida, since 2006.

President Questors, Treasure Coast, Florida, 2006^.

Connections

Married Robert Louis Mark, June 25, 1960. Children: Robert, William, Staci.

father:
Nicholas Ismailoff

mother:
Louba (Foullon) Ismailoff

spouse:
Robert Louis Mark

children:
Robert Mark

William Mark

Staci Mark