About THE MARK dance company...



THE MARK dance company was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director, Arlynn Zachary. It is a modern-contemporary based company encouraging the aesthetic qualities and technical applications of varied dance mediums. The company’s goal is to present dance that intrigues the audience, "With each step we take, there is a mark left behind."



Works from within THE MARK’s repertoire have been displayed at the American College Dance Festival, Goucher College’s Faculty and Guest-Artist Spring Concert, North Carolina Dance Festival’s Audience Choice Show, Greensboro Fringe Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, and is a resident company for Charlotte's Wine and Dance concerts.



The company has worked in collaboration with Charlotte based band Advertisement, and composers Jabez Co, Elizabeth Kowalski, and Cuong Nguyen, and is in current collaboration with international composer Kaito Nakahori.



THE MARK has been an influential member of the Charlotte dance community and an active part in providing opportunities for local dancers and companies to perform professional concert dance works on both proscenium and non-traditional stages.


Director's Artistic Statement:

As a choreographic dance-artist, I am inspired by the shapes of the universe within the human body. Each line and angle is what drives me to shift the dynamics of human form into a created space of articulate decisions and specific reasoning. I believe that each movement has a purpose and should be articulated with clear intention. I have developed my dance ideology from observing the blank standpoint of the human body in relationship toward the geometric possibilities it can handle. My intent is to provide a thought-process derived from the inside-out, on how to think intellectually in regards to the body's natural capabilities towards applied technique mediums. It is my goal to present choreographic work that is continuously intriguing to the audience. This sentiment stated clearly in my company's motto, "With each step we take, there is a mark left behind." Above all, my deepest aspiration is to provide people with the opportunity to experience internally and externally, the beauty and intelligent design of the human body that God has gifted to us.



"With each step

we take, there is a mark left behind."

Photo: BJackson Design

Upcoming Events:


~ 2016 ~


Women's Showcase:

Date: Jan. 17th 

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Skyline Artists Residency (Goodyear Building,) Charlotte, NC

Cost: TBA

Piece: The Best Side 


The Next Step:

Date: March 19th 

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Duke Energy Theatre, Charlotte, NC


Pieces: A variety of works from the company's repertoire


Dance Showcase:

Date: April 7th 

Time: 7:00 (house opens)

Location: Furman University

Cost: $8 Adult, $5 Students

Piece: The Best Side


JCSU Faculty/Guest Concert:

Date: April 7-8th 

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Charlotte Ballet

Cost: $5

Piece: That time we lost forever... (performed by JCSU student)


Loose Leaves excerpts at BOOM Festival:

Date: April 9th 

Time: 2:15-2:45pm

Location: BOOM Intersection Stage (1920 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte)

Cost: FREE

Piece: That time we lost forever...


Charlotte New Music Festival: An Evening of Dance

Date: June, 9th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Dana Auditorium, Queens University

Cost: $15

Piece: Cracked 5, The Best Side


~ 2015 ~

Wine & Dance:

Date: Jan. 9-10th

Time: 8pm

Location: The Chop Shop, Charlotte

Cost: $20-25

Piece: Ich Sehe Du und Mich

Promo Video: HERE


Women's Showcase:

Date: Jan. 18th

Time: TBA

Location: Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte

Cost: $10

Piece: Figure 8

Promo Video: HERE


Greensboro Fringe Festival:

Date: Jan. 22-24th

Time: 6pm

Location: Greensboro Cultural Arts Center

Cost: $10 (suggested donation)

Piece: Axiom

Promo Video: HERE


Loose Leaves Showcase:

Date: March 7-8th

Time: 8pm

Location: The Cube, Charlotte

Cost: $10

Piece: Describe this!...an inside perspective (1st draft)

Promo Video: HERE


2015 Alumnae Concert, Columbia College:

Date: May 2nd

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Columbia College

Cost: TBA

Piece: Cracked 5

Promo Video: HERE


Charlotte New Music Festival: An Evening of Dance

Date: June 18th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Black Box Theatre, Northwest School of the Arts

Cost: $15

Piece: Axiom & Figure 8


Charlotte New Music Festival: Arts Align Concert

Date: June 27th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Dana Auditorium, Queens University

Cost: $15

Piece: TBA


Festival in the Park

Date: Sept. 26th 

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Main Stage, Freedom Park

Cost: FREE

Piece: Re-Set


Loose Leaves Showcase

Date: Oct. 17-18th 

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Duke Energy Theatre

Cost: $10

Piece: That time we lost forever


Emergence Showcase

Date: Oct. 24th 

Time: 8:00pm

Location: PSI Theatre, Durham, NC

Cost: $8

Pieces: Re-Set and Q. C. Me


~ 2014 ~


Wine & Dance Fundraiser:
Date: Jan. 11th

Time: 6 - 9pm

Location: Upstage, Charlotte


Greensboro Fringe Festival:

Date/Time: Jan. 30th (8pm), 31st (6pm), Feb. 1st (6pm)

Location: Greensboro Cultural Arts Center


Wine & Dance:

Date/Time: Feb. 21st and 22nd (8pm), 23rd (4pm)

Location: Theatre Charlotte


Charlotte Dance Festival:

Date: March 14th - 15th

Time: 8pm

Location: Booth Playhouse, Charlotte


Charlotte New Music Festival: Arts Align Concert

Date: June 28th

Time: 8pm

Location: Arts Factory (JCSU), Charlotte


Festival in the Park:

Date: Sept. 20th

Time: 3pm

Location: Freedom Park (Main Stage), Charlotte










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