Marc Macaranas

Head of Dance

Marc Macaranas is a dance artist and Movement Media Maker. His performance career began in 2006 with Lucky Plush Productions and Mordine & Co. Dance Theater. In 2008 he joined DanceWorks Chicago as a founding dancer. Since then he has performed in Chicago, across North America and in Europe with companies that include Lucky Plush Productions, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and RUBBERBANDance Group. 

As a Movement Media Maker, his creative practice collides dancing bodies and digital interfaces. He makes choreography for proscenium stages, non-traditional spaces, and cell phone screens. He constructs and implements interactive digital media installations and creates projection design for dance and theatre. 

Marc has conducted workshops, master classes, and teaching residencies across the country for dance studios, circus schools, professional companies and university dance programs. He holds a BA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa.

Assistant Professor, Head of Dance
Modern Dance, Jazz, Choreography
Education: MFA, University of Iowa
ph: 815-753-1334