Mark A. Haines has been teaching dance in the Southern California area and around the nation for the past 20 years. He has worked with dance companies in Washington, Colorado, South Carolina, and California as well as choreographing for television, Industrials and Musical Theater. After years of performing throughout the United States and Europe as an entertainer with King’s Productions, Sitmar and Princess Cruise Lines, Mark began his formal dance training at Riverside City College under the tutelage of Jo Dierdorff and Rita Chenoweth. He has since graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and completed a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from University of California, Irvine, with an emphasis in Lighting Design. Currently, Mark is a Professor of Dance at Riverside City College, where he teaches Jazz Technique, Modern Repertory, Choreography, Dance Appreciation and Lighting Design for Dance. Mark also serves as the primary Lighting Designer and Graphic Designer for the RCC Dance Department and recently took on the role as Artistic Director and resident choreographer for the Riverside regional modern/ballet company, Intersect Dance Theatre.