© Cristina Ferreira Gomes

Born in Santa Maria da Feira, Marco began his career as a dancer in 2004. In 2009 het won Eurobattle in the “new style” category and in 2010 he won the first season of the Portuguese version of So you think you can dance. Since then he has worked with Companhia de Danca dor Norte, Companhia Tok’art, Companhia Instável, Hofesh Schechter, Elisabeth Lambeck, Sylvia Rijmers en Victor Hugo Pontes and many others.

In 2012 Marco made his debut as a choreographer with his first solo performance, Novoeiro 21, that premiered at Palcos Instáveis in the Campo Alegre theatre. This choreography was also presented at the Solo Festival (Lissabon, Évora and Torres Vedras) and at Mais Imaginarius 2012. In 2013 Marco was programmed at Mais Imaginarius as well. This time with the premiere of Réplica… éplica… éplica. The performance consisted of a space specific dance piece and he was granted with an award during the festival. In the same year during a dance residency – organized by 37.25-Núcleo de artes performativas en Walk&talk Azores festival – he created with Victor Hugo Pontes the performance Ailha. In October 2013 his co-creation with Mara Andrade - Through my fault, through my fault, through my grievous fault – was shown at Palcos Instávais and again at GUIdance in 2014. 

In 2014 Land(e)scape was presented at Imaginarius. This time he created a multidisciplined performance wherefore he worked together with a visual artist and a sound installation. Furthermore in 2014 he premiered with the performance Hu(r)mano whereby he was selected to represent Portuguese Young Artists 2015. The performance itself was also selected as an Aerowaves Twenty15 performance.

Besides all this, he was also the choreographic assistant for the plays Hamlet (2014) by Mala Voadora and Veraneantes (2017) by Nuno Cardoso and artistic assistant of Victor Hugo Pontes for the creations of Se alguma vez precisares da minha vida, vem e toma-a and Carnaval in 2016.

In the coming months, Marco will be touring with his two most recent performances: brother (January 2017) and BISON (January 2019). In both pieces he shows how a community expresses itself in dance, how dance is the glue between (sub)cultures and manifests their shared signs.