Marcus Hardy is a multi-disciplined dancer/choreographer from North Carolina, who began his training at the age of 19. His passion for dance erupted after witnessing a local hip hop group perform at his alma mater, East Carolina University. Marcus spent many hours honing his skills as a hip hop dancer, joining the local Hip Hop Crew, Nubiance Dance Team, and eventually starting up his own Dance Crew, Untitled, with a few of his peers. Driven to further his skills as a dancer, at 21, Marcus auditioned for ECU dance program, and was accepted in 2010, where he had the opportunity to work with many world renowned choreographers such as John Magnus, Jennifer Archibald, Mark Hines, and Frank Chaves. During his time in the program, he cultivated his skills not only as a dancer, but as a choreographer as well, where his choreography was seen at various professional venues.
After graduating in 2012, with a BFA in Dance Performance, Marcus moved to Chicago to dance professionally with Inaside Chicago Dance under the direction of Richard Smith, as a performing apprentice. This is Marcus 3rd season with the company and his first year as a Company Member.