Marcos Duran's work has been largely shaped by his time in New York, where he directed and performed in Marcos Duran Performance Group while an artist-in-residence at Center for Performance Research. Focusing on individuality within collectives, he honed his abilities as a transdisciplinary collaborator at UC San Diego, bringing dancers, actors, designers, composers, and digital engineers together on stage for his MFA thesis at the La Jolla Playhouse theater district. His passion for filmmaking was recently lauded with the Best Performances award at the Los Angeles Experimental Film Festival 2021. Also, his writing about art was published in HereIn Journal in October. He works with San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance, and was commissioned by the latter to create a new live dance work for a production at the Mingei International Museum. Marcos is currently appointed as a Lecturer in Dance at UC San Diego and San Diego City College.
Between 2000 and 2022, Marcos learned from working with Maria Basile, Daniel Charon, Liam Clancy, Nancy Colahan, Heather Cooper, Kellye Dodd, Faye Driscoll, Erica Essner, Eric Geiger, Meredith Glisson, Valerie Houston, Jenni Hong, Jean Isaacs, Risa Jaroslow, Keith Johnson, Misa Kelly, Eun Hee Lee, John Malashock, Bronwen MacArthur, Dance Monks, Delila Moseley, Stephanie Nugent, Jody Oberfelder, Christy O’Harris, Jerry Pearson, Christopher Pilafian, Tonia Shimin, Khamla Somphanh, Yolande Snaith, Sasha Spielvogel, Terry Wilson, Bill Young, and the master works of José Limón directed by Alice Condodina, Roxane D’Orleans Juste, and Gary Masters. He holds an MFA in Dance from UC San Diego, a BFA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara, Pilates certifications, and training certificates in CranioSacral Therapy.