Mark Andrew McCormack was born in Scotland and raised in Australia. He began his early dance training at the Brisbane Academy of Dance in Queensland, Australia. At 16 he was accepted on scholarship to the Queensland Dance School of Excellence at the Queensland Ballet under the direction of Angus Lugsdin. Mark then received a scholarship at the Australian National Theatre Ballet School under the directorship of Beverly Jane Fry and obtained his Diploma of Arts majoring in Classical Ballet. While studying Mark was given permission to perform in the professional musical productions of Dad’s Army with the Twelfth Night Theatre Company and My Fair Lady with ACT Production Company.