Mark Cuddihee is from Greenville, South Carolina. He studied at Carolina Ballet Theatre, the School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. In 2017, he was a participant in Boston Ballet School’s Royal Danish Ballet exchange program. Mr. Cuddihee joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2019.
While a student, Mr. Cuddihee performed corps de ballet roles with Pacific Northwest Ballet in George Balanchine’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. At the School of American Ballet, he performed roles in Peter Martins’ Les Gentilhommes and Robbins’ Fanfare, and while a student at Boston Ballet, he performed in August Bournonville’s Napoli as well as corps de ballet roles with Boston Ballet in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker and Raymonda.
Mr. Cuddihee has participated as a dancer in the New York Choreographic Institute and as a choreographer in the School of American Ballet’s Student Choreography Workshop. He also performed in Goya Montero’s Pulse, which premiered at the Prix de Lausanne Gala in 2018.