Marc Santa Maria has served as the creative consultant of more than 60 different dance, action/sports-based and wellness-inspired workouts that have launched in gyms across the United States. For over four years, he has been the Crunch New York Regional Director of Group Fitness, where he currently oversees nearly 700 weekly classes in the New York area.
Marc also is an Elite Athlete and Master Trainer for Nike. In this capacity, he has trained instructors in over 30 cities, both in the U.S. and internationally. He has trained a select group of private clients in both fitness and dance, including actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
As a choreographer and director, Marc has handled projects for American Express, Food & Wine, Jordache Jeans, Virgin Records, MTV, and off-Broadway shows for Partial Comfort Productions and Velocity Theatre Company. He was chosen as part of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, Class of 2005 and the Directors Lab West, Class of 2006. As a performer, Marc has appeared in almost 40 plays and musicals in New York City in the past decade. His first short filim, “Retrograde,” was shot in 2007. He recently completed the short film, “Tremendous,” in which he plays motivational speaker Theodore Tang.
His long-standing philosophy: Live life large.