Mark James (known as Marky J) has worked in the entertainment industry since the 1990's.
After graduating from the Bristol Old Vic in 1997, Marky J went on to appear in many popular UK TV shows, and has even appeared as a Dalek in BBC’s Doctor Who.
He has performed in many theatre productions, radio plays and audio books. During his varied career, Marky J has also had recording contracts with some of the biggest UK based record labels and has performed all over the UK as a solo and supporting artist. It is this passion for music and dance that led him to Pineapple in 1998.
Marky J began teaching at Pineapple in 2002 under renowned choreographer Nicky Bentley, and took over the class 'Street Jazz' permanently in 2008.
Marky J specialises in getting everyone dancing together in just one hour, regardless of their dancing level. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned professional, his teaching style makes routines easy to pick-up, accessible and fun.