Mark Godden has created original works for Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre (studio company), Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Northern Ballet Theatre(UK), Ballet Florida, Compania Nacional de Danza (Mexico), Ballet Contemporania (Argentina), Ballet Memphis, Alberta Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Ballet Met, Charlotte Ballet, Nacional Ballet del Peru among others.
Godden is Resident Choreographer for the prestigious Harid Dance Conservatory and was Resident Choreographer for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Godden won Top Honours for choreography in both Varna, Bulgaria and Helsinki, Finland international ballet competitions. He is a recipient of the notable Choo-San Goh award and Godden’s full-length ballet, Dracula, was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award.
Dracula was adapted for film (Directed by Guy Maddin) and won an Emmy for Best Performing Arts Film. Godden was awarded Best Choreography at The Monaco Film Festival for Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary. Godden’s full_length ballet, Magic Flute, produced into film and directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, won a Gemini for Best Ensemble Performance.
Godden Directed and Choreographed the 2006 Olympic Games Flag Hand-over Ceremony in Torino, Italy.
Godden’s full length ballet “Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation” was a three year project based on the forced assimilation of Canada’s First Nations People. The ballet premiered to rave reviews: “Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation may be the most important dance mounted by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in its illustrious 75 year history”(Robert Enright-CBC).
In 2019 Godden was awarded the Order of Canada for his outstanding achievements in dance.