Related Information for Mark Ballas Mark Ballas Jr was born In Houston Texas. and at a young age moved to London England, where his performing journey began. At the age of four Mark joined the Italia Conti Academy of Dramatic arts associate school, where his training in Singing/Dancing and Acting began. At the age of 11 Mark earned a place full time at the Academy and earned a Full Scholarship to the college and in his graduating year, 2005, he won performer of the year. At age 10 he succeeded in becoming The British Juveni.. read more