Mark trained at Mountview Academy for Performing Arts in London before moving on to obtain a degree in Performing Arts and Creative Process from De Montfort University Leicester. Mark also moved to Paris and trained under the tutelage of Philippe Gaulier at his prestigious school Ecole Philippe Gaulier.
However Small Nose didn’t just come about as a consequence of this journey…
Small Nose is the coming together of many different life experiences and shared stories that both Mark and Jason shared together as they kept bumping into each other at various jobs on the acting circuit up and down the UK.
‘Myself and Jason are very like minded in our love of clown, we love it’s humanity and its vulnerability. We began to develop Small Nose as we were interested in using this very powerful art form as a basis for great education and learning to take place. And what we’ve discovered so far has been truly life changing.’
A recent thought…
A ten year old said this to me recently whilst I was delivering some intervention workshops.
“I know which teachers I want to learn from, which teachers care and which ones are there for the money.” I thought…’…a ten year old searching for authenticity! We need to help our teachers more! We are letting our young people down!’