Mark Baker - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Theatre & Production Manager

MA in Film Studies (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
Film and Video Production (North East Media Training Centre)

Role and responsibilities:

  • To ensure the smooth running of all technical aspects of the school and the Riley Theatre
  • To deliver lectures as part of the creative and contextual faculty teaching production techniques, lighting design and cinema studies.
  • To instruct and mentor students in the application of technology to their creative work.
  • Lighting designer for all in house productions

Career history

Mark has worked in theatre since the age of 16, starting out at the Newcastle Playhouse. He has toured with various dance companies nationally and internationally. Roles have included:

  • Production Manager for the Newcastle Dance festival 1990
  • Freelance dance lighting designer and technician
  • Technical Manager at the Gulbenkian Studio Theatre, Newcastle
  • Lecturer in Technical Theatre at Newcastle College, North Tyneside College and New College Durham