Chicago Tap Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 with a multifaceted mission: to preserve America’s indigenous dance form, to promote that dance through story-based shows and innovative presentation, to educate the community and make tap dance accessible to a broad spectrum of people and to foster relationships with other arts organizations.
Mark Yonally is the founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Tap Theatre, one of the most critically well-regarded dance companies in Chicago. They perform an annual three-show season in Chicago and tour both throughout America and Europe. Their performances have been chosen as the Top Ten Dance events of the year by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, SeeChicagoDance and Windy City Media. Their 2016 Time Travel Story Shoe, “TimeSteps” was selected as the Best New Production of 2016 by the Dance Magazine Reader’s Poll. Mark has developed a national and international reputation as a performer, with solo performances in Chicago, Helsinki, Barcelona, New York, Amsterdam and Paris. He has been blessed to have Sam Weber, Sarah Petronio, Dianne Walker, Bill Evans and Billy Siegenfeld as mentors. Mark has also recorded with live musicians, including an appearance with the Polyphonic Spree on their song “Mental Cabaret” and on stage with them at Lollapalooza.
Board of Directors
Directly responsible for the organizational strength of CTT and has helped our company grow rapidly in the past year.
Mary Fran Wiley
The Advisory Board represents the finest individuals in the tap community, who from time to time, provide guidance and ideas. We are thankful for their advice and counsel as well as their contributions to the art form.
Chicago Tap Theatre dancers work hard, and occasionally need health care and services. As you can imagine, dancers are very particular about the expertise and level of care that they receive, especially as it relates to the function and health of their bodies. These are the people who keep us dancing!