Originally from the small island of Guam, Marko moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career in dance. His first job was performing for an indie ballet dance musical, “The Question” and since then has performed in many other stage live performances throughout Los Angeles. He was also a chorus dancer for the opera show “Carmen” in Houston, Texas and was a performer for Disneyland’s “Aladdin” the musical spectacular and enjoys entertaining kids.
Marko also has television credits such as “Shake It Up,” “Austin & Ally,” “Liv & Maddie,” Jerry Lewis’ Show, a guest performer at the Regis and Kelly Show, The Voice, dance appearances on The Ellen Show, Bunheads, Glee, X-Factor, award shows such as The American Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, a Microsoft commercial, McDonald’s commercial, and a Virgin Airlines’ safety video. He was also the top male and 3rd finalist on FOX’s hit show “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” and later became an All-Star for consecutive seasons. He has also danced for films such as “No Strings Attached,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “Step Up 5,” and “Teen Beach Movie 2.”
He has worked for artists such as The Muze, Vicci Martinez, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. He has assisted for many known choreographers in the industry, such as Nappytabs, Sonya Tayeh, Tyce Diorio, Liz Imperio, Marguerite Derricks, Stacey Tookey, Jamal Sims, etc, and was the associate choreographer to Christopher Scott for the closing ceremony of the European Games Baku 2015. He recently was a core dancer for FOX’s “Grease Live” that aired on January 2016.
He loves and enjoys sharing his passion for the arts through different forms of expression and his personal goal is to inspire people all throughout the world and be inspired as well in the process.
Marko Germar has various training from ballet to hip hop and loves to fuse different styles of movement based on the interpretation of a piece of music. He specializes in contemporary style of movement that uses fluid isolations and physical strength. His goal in teaching is not to reinforce technique, which he believes should be done by studio teachers and owners, but rather to explore and enhance the bridge between movement and emotion which will help dancers lead to a better form of performance, expression and interpretation. His experiences in assisting many known choreographers in the industry, along with his job experiences as a professional dancer for 8 years, has allowed him to teach for numerous workshops and conventions, and has taught master classes for dance studios, of all ages, across the country. Beyond dancing, his passion is emotion and helping others to understand their own.