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Co-Founder, Gary Geis Dance Company | Currently GGDC Founding Director


Currently acting as GGDC Founding Director, Mark began his training as a musical theatre major at Bowling Green State University in 1975. After his first year of dance training, he moved to Bloomington, Indiana, to major in modern dance at Indiana University.


Although an injury cut his college education short, his love of dance lead him to Dayton in 1978 to study with artists such as Josephine Swartz, Jon Rodriguez and Bess Saylor-Imber, and to perform with DBII. After seeing a performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, he was drawn by their powerful contemporary repertory and joined the training company where he studied with Jeraldyn Blunden and James Truitt. In the early 1980's he was invited to choreograph for the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble where he began his teaching career. Mark retired as the Artistic Director of the U.D. Dance Program in 2009.  



GGDC Artistic Director, Instructor, Choreographer | Geis Repertory Advisor

While in high school she was selected to participate in the Ohio Governor's Summer Institute for Dance at The Ohio State University. She attended Bowling Green State University where she focused on a major in  Dance Education. While at BGSU she was a member of the University Performing Dancers as a dancer and choreographer.  After college she performed  and choreographed for the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble.  Tiffany was the Director of the Fairmont Dance Ensemble and was the modern instructor for the Dayton Ballet Summer Intensive program. Tiffany has a long history with GGDC as a company member, Director of GGDC2, resident choreographer, and Geis repertory advisor.