Mark Daftari

BFA Class of 2019

Concentration in Choreography for Stage & Cinematic Arts

Instagram: @markdaftari

Daftari blossomed in the commercial realm during his time as a BFA student, working with Sam Smith, Yanis Marshall and many more on top of this curriculum. He hopes to dance on a world tour, eventually teaching and choreographing worldwide. This year, Daftari was featured in Todrick Hall’s music video for “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels”, as well as Sam Smith’s video for “How Do You Sleep”, choreographed by Parris Goebel.

Daftari hopes “to create a platform for binding concert and commercial aesthetics, and to take that platform of art from both ends to challenge dancers around the world.

Photo by Alex Linares.