Mark Litver

Mark Litver attended the State College of Arts in Krasnoyarsk, Russia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano. In 1984, he attended the State Conservatory in Tashkent, Russia and received a Masters Degree in Piano and Music Subjects. As a student of the Conservatory, he began working as a concert pianist with the State Philharmonic Orchestra and toured internationally to Germany and Poland as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon graduation, Mark began working with the State Theater of Opera and Ballet and the State School of Ballet as a pianist and piano teacher. During that period he was sent to the Theater of Opera and Ballet “Bolshoi” in Moscow for additional training. He moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and attended the “Evans School of Languages” studying English and working as a pianist for the Lula Washington Dance Theater. He has been teaching piano at the “Evergreen Music Conservatory in North Hollywood, CA since 1996. Since that time he has been an accompanist at Santa-Monica College Dance Department, Cal Arts Institute, UCLA’s Department of Arts and Culture, Pomona College’s Dance Department and California State University of Fullerton’s Department of Theater and Dance. He has also worked with such ballet masters as: Stanley Holden (Royal Ballet), Susan Jones (American Ballet Theater), Charles Maple (American Ballet Theater), Margaret Hills (Royal Ballet), Evelyn Cisneros (San Francisco Ballet), Finis Jhung (Ballet Techniques, New York), Cynthia Young (Ballet West), Marat Dukaev (Kirov Ballet) and Yuri Grigoriev (Moscow Stanislavski Ballet) as well as worked with such companies as: Les Ballets De Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Houston Ballet, California Dance Theater, Inland Pacific Ballet, Anaheim Ballet, and Ballet Pacifica.

In July 2014 Mark was accepted for the summer intensive program to the L'Ecole de Danse de l'Opera National de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet School). In April 2017 he was invited as their guest to the school's Annual Gala Concert. Mark has worked with Pasadena Dance Theater since 2003.

Mark Litver