Mark Lowes Baker
Mark Lowes Baker is one of Portland’s top and most accomplished competition ballroom instructors. With a BA in Ballroom Dance coupled with significant competitive experience Mark has won National and World championships in Latin, Smooth and Rhythm. His students has traveled worldwide performing and competing at the highest levels. In addition To his significant technical background, Mark also enjoys the social dance styles and can teach country, Argentine tango, club dances and more. Mark Lowes Baker received his BA in Ballroom Dance in 2005 from Brigham Young University. During his time at BYU he trained and performed with the world famous BYU Ballroom Dance touring company. With BYU, Mark performed and competed extensively throughout the United States, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In 2004 and 2005 Mark won the US Latin Formation title as well as won the prestigious Blackpool England Latin Formation Title in 2004. Mark was an elite instructor for BYU from 2001- 2005 and received the 2004 "Top Teacher" award for teaching excellence. Mark is currently a US Ballroom Dance professional and travels to compete all over the US and internationally. He has won numerous competitions with his students including World titles in 2016 and 2017. He brings a tremendous amount of experience and teaching expertise gained from an extensive professional performing and teaching career and he can shake his hips like you can't believe!