Mark Sieczkarek was born in 1962 in Inverness, Scotland and studied from 1973 until 1981 at the Royal Ballet School in London. Following his studies, he received an engagement as a dancer with Scapino Ballet in Amsterdam where his first choreographies came into being.
Between 1983 and 1885 he danced with the Penta Theatre in Rotterdam and then moved to the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, where he stayed with the ensemble until 1988.
Since then Mark Sieczkarek has been working freelance as a choreographer and dancer and has brought more than 30 of his own – and commissioned choreographies – to international stages, including the direction of dance projects in Krakow (Poland), Accra (Ghana), San Jose (Costa Rica) and Porto Alegre (Brazil). Mark founded his own company in 1998.
He was awarded the Encouragement Prize from the region of North Rhine-Westphalia (1996) and the Wolfgang-Max-Faust prize (1999).
In June 2017 he created the piece The Tired Queens Garden for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch during Underground V.