I was interviewed by BBC World Service Arts Correspondent Vincent Dowd on April 1, 2014. His article about tap dancing was spurred by a series of concerts to be given in the UK by Savion Glover. I was hooked up to London from the BBC studios in Los Angeles, and Mr. Dowd asked me questions about tap history. His article was published on the BBC website on April 3, 2104 and the audio portion was aired on BBC News Hour on April 6, 2014. The link to the article is;
Just watched Melinda Sullivan’s performance on So You Think You Can Dance. It’s wonderful. There’s a clip on Youtube. Be sure to check it out!
Over Labor Day weekend, I went to Palm Springs and had lunch with my former tap dance partner, Callie O’Bryan.It was so great to see her and catch up and after lunch, we even did a little shuffle or two in the parking lot. Callie and I won First Place in the Duke Ellington Tap Dance Contest held at the Shubert Theatre in LA back in 1984. The contest was judged by the late, great Gregory Hines.
Mark, Callie, and William in Palm Springs.
In March of 2013, I had the pleasure of working with the amazing Melinda Sullivan when I was cast in a commercial for Capital Gold Group. I was only seen from the waist down and was basically the tap dancing feet of the company spokesman. We shot it at the Alex theater in Glendale and it was a blast. Melinda is one of the most talented tap dancers and choreographers I’ve worked with in a long time.