Founded in 2016 by dance artist Marc Macaranas, DISASTERdance is a design group that values movement-based art as creative capital.
DISASTERdance supplies, creates and cultivates the following:
dancers, performers and artistic collaborators
arts marketing & social media consulting
Born and raised in California, Marc received his education at the University of California, Irvine. His career in Chicago began in 2006 with Lucky Plush Productions and Mordine & Co. Dance Theater. In 2008 he joined DanceWorks Chicago as a founding dancer under the direction of Julie Nakagawa. Since then he has performed in Chicago, across North America and in Europe with Luna Negra Dance Theatre, RubberBanDanceGroup, The Seldoms and others. Currently, he is an ensemble member of Lucky Plush Productions and is a dancer and choreographer with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre.
As a choreographer, Marc's work has been seen at Dance Chance: REDUX, Duets For My Valentine, Dance Chicago, and others. In 2015 Marc was recognized by Art Intercepts as one of "5 Dancers to Observe in 2015". He received an Individual Artist Program grant from the City of Chicago for his work with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and was invited to perform his choreography at the Museo Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
Marc has conducted workshops, master classes, and teaching residencies across the country for dance studios, circus schools, professional companies and university dance programs.