With a dance knowledge covering a wide range of techniques, Marcus Bugler teaches master classes in ballet, ballroom, character and pointe, gives workshops, adjudicates and choreographs in schools, camps and conventions across the country; notably University of Nevada Las Vegas, Lindenwood University ,Utica College, and in 2013 University of Georgia in Athens as guest faculty; Dance Charisma and Sun City in Las Vegas as ballroom dance instructor; and the Chautauqua Summer Arts Festival, Marin Ballet, Ballet School of Stamford, Steps and Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Eastern Virginia School of Performing Arts, Ballet Tennessee, Miss Linda’s School of Dance, the Sawnee Ballet School, Exclusively Ballet in Birmingham, AL, Festival Dance Camp in Athens, Georgia, Balletfest, Dancentre South, South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theatre, West Coast Dance Explosion, Dance Educators of America. Currently, Marcus teaches privately and internationally and is on staff as dance instructor for the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre,Soulfire Studios, The Base Dance Center, and was guest teacher for the dancers of the Cirque production of Viva Elvis.
Professionally, Marcus has been a dancer with the Muny Opera in St. Louis; the Harkness Youth Dancers (performing at the White House); the Harkness Ballet, with whom he toured all over Europe; Joffrey II; the Eglevsky Ballet; and the New York Metropolitan Opera, where he was dancer, Dance Captain, Ballet Rehearsal Assistant, and finally Repetiteur in 2001. In 2003 he joined the artistic management team of Cirque Du Soleil, opening the production of Zumanity: the other side of Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas.Before joining Cirque, he was invited in 2003 and again in 2008 to Japan to choreograph the dances for the Ongaku-Juku production of the opera Die Fledermaus, and in 2007 for the Saito-Kinen Matsumoto production of the opera Queen of Spades; all conducted by the brilliant Seiji Ozawa. He was also brought in as a guest artist of the Chicago Lyric Opera twice; first as Assistant Choreographer to re-stage the dances in the opera Great Gatsby, and in 2006, as Choreographer for Robert Carsen’s production of the opera Orfeo. Recently he has choreographed the dance movement and performed in Opera Las Vegas' 2012 production of Don Giovanni....and was invited to be guest faculty for University of Georgia in Athens, teaching the students in the Dance Department and choreographing a new work for the Dance Ensemble titled Rococo Ostentacioso
He has worked with Finnish National Ballet, Rotterdam Dance Academy, was Artistic Director of Compamia de Danca de Aveiro in Portugal, where he has choreographed four original works, one of them a colaboration with University of Avairo and the Filarmonia das Beiras for the Mozart year. He has worked as Ballet Master with Nevada Ballet Theater, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo National Ballet of Belgradeand and Ayumi Ballet in Tokyo Japan. He has taught at the Vaganova, Escola De Danca do Conservatorio Nacional, Escola Superior de Danca, Companhia de Danca de Lisboa, Companhia de Danca de Almada, Ballet Gulbenkian, Centro Em Movimento, Forum Danca, CeDeCe, Cinevox Junior Company in Switzerland, Companhia de Danca de Aveiro, Atlanta Ballet, Emory University, and the University of Georgia.
Mr. Manso de Sousa started folk dancing with Milly VanKonsky, and won a bronze medal for Scottish Highland dancing. He received further ballet training at the San Francisco Ballet School, Oakland Ballet, School of American Ballet in New York, and under the direction of Maggie Black, David Howard, Melissa Hayden and Edward Villella. Mr. Manso de Sousa directed his own dance group MAN-SO-DANCE, directed and choreographed for Subtropics Dance Festival, the Young Artist Series at Florida International University and the South Beach DIFFA Gala at the Jackie Gleason Theater, where Mia Michaels choreographed a special solo for him.
As a choreographer, he has collaborated with flutist Nestor Torres for Juego Del Arte, Teatro Avante, Artz-In-The-Hood, Alaska Dance Theater, Sangre De Cristo Civic Ballet, Miami Hispanic Ballet, and New World School of the Arts, Maximum Dance Company, LAMBDA Showcase, and Discovery Channel. Paulo was commissioned to create the image of First Night at the Colony Theater 2000, and works for the Red Cross Dance for Life Gala at the Gussman Theater 2001, 2002, 2003, for Dia Mundial da Danca for the Auditorio Municipal Eunice Munoz, and Hansel & Gretel for the Voorhees Ballet Theatre. Mr. Manso de Sousa has an extensive repertory in classical ballet, contemporary ballet and modern works from Balanchine to Paul Taylor. He has appeared in MTV music videos with Gloria Estefan, Laura Brannigan, Indoor Life, and Puma to name a few.
Residing in Newnan, Georgia, Mr. Manso de Sousa brings his vision and renowned international artistic experience to Southern Arc Dance Theatre and Southern Arc Dance Center, which he founded in 2013 to share his passion for dance and to educate a new generation of dancers. Mr. Manso de Sousa continues to be requested as a guest instructor and guest choreographer, nationally and internationally.
In addition to dance, Paulo enjoys entertaining, experimenting with new recipes, and quiet sunsets in his backyard with his family and dog, Othello.