Mark Brady is a leading Australian and international producer with a passion for making live entertainment infused with cultural richness and diversity accessible to western audiences.
Mark Brady was breathing showbiz from a young age since his family boasts a long tradition of producing and promoting artists worldwide. Shortly after completing his schooling, Mark commenced working in the family agency. He began developing the theatrical show arm of the business. Mark’s first success was Gaelforce Dance,. His first foray into producing proved hugely successful and Gaelforce Dance toured Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and for a period of three years Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In London during the late 90s, Mark met Jon Lee, who took him to a West End show called Lady Salsa. Mark collaborated with Jon Lee and director Toby Gough and together they re-produced, recreated and re-launched Lady Salsa in Australia. The production was a great success and toured most of Europe.
Motivated by the audience’s great reception of Lady Salsa and inspired by several documentaries on Cuba, Mark along with Jon Lee and Toby Gough explored Buena Vista, Havana’s famous quarter. Home to the intensely passionate music and dance for which Cuba is famous, they created an extraordinary show The Bar at Buena Vista featuring three legends from Buena Vista, who tell its history through music and dance. In 2003, Mark was inspired by Bollywood and so he went to India with Toby Gough and was fascinated by its cultural diversity. They started writing Merchants of Bollywood viewed by over three million theatre-goers worldwide, with three successful West End seasons, fi ve star reviews in some of the world’s most respected publications such as the New York Times and the London Times. In 2010 mark commenced conceptualizing and working on a new production from Cuba utilizing the incredibly high level of talent found in classical and contemporary dance. Ballet Revolucion was born and premiered in Australia in 2011. Since then Ballet Revolucion has successfully toured for the past five years and has proudly played three sold out seasons in London’s West End. Ballet Revolucion goes from strength to strength. With three new original productions in development this story is far from over. Stay tuned and enjoy.