I have had a lot of good teachers since I took up ballet three years ago and I am grateful to them all but I really must say a special word about Mark Hundle.
Mark teaches at KNT in Manchester. Although I have taken only a few of his classes I have learned a lot from him. Mark has pretty high standards and an eye for detail. As I said when I introduced him to Ballet Black's Senior Artist Damien Johnson last Sunday, he corrects me mercilessly. Damien thought that was a good thing and he is right. I now make a point of holding my arms properly in second and not poking my left elbow upwards when doing a forward port de bras.
Yesterday Karen Sant posted the following on her Facebook page:
Mark will perform at the Fortis Circustheater at The Hague from the 23 Oct 2016. I have already see him in two performances: a pas de deux with Karen which included an awkward fish dive (see It could easily have gone pear shaped ...... but instead it was a howling success 19 June 2016) and in Dick Whittington in Liverpool on Boxing Day (see A Liverpudlian Whittington 27 Dec 2015).
I am sure all my readers will join me in wishing him well.