About Us

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.

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Company

Sterling Harris

Rehearsal Director
Company Member

Jennifer Yonally

Business Manager
Company Member
jyonally@chicagotaptheatre.com

JC Brooks

Music Director

Molly Smith

Company Manager
Company Member
msmith@chicagotaptheatre.com

Heather Latakas

Company Member

Sara Anderson

Touring Apprentice

Molly Eder

Touring Apprentice

Ali Calamoneri

Social Media Coordinator
Apprentice
acalamoneri@chicagotaptheatre.com

Zoe Lesser

Apprentice

Anna Lynn Robbins

Apprentice

Staff

Jennifer Yonally

Business Manager
Company Member
jyonally@chicagotaptheatre.com

Sterling Harris

Rehearsal Director
Company Member

JC Brooks

Music Director

Sarah Owens

Fundraising Coordinator
sowens@chicagotaptheatre.com

Molly Smith

Company Manager
Touring Apprentice
msmith@chicagotaptheatre.com

Leah Koch

Marketing Director
lkoch@chicagotaptheatre.com

Ali Calamoneri

Social Media Coordinator
Apprentice
acalamoneri@chicagotaptheatre.com

Allie Barrett

Intern

Emily Schmukal

Intern

Sarah Lackner

Production Management
Stonewolf Studios
sarah@stonewolfstudios.net
Website

David Harmantas

Performance Photography
Website

Josh Hawkins

Performance Photography
Website

Kristie Kahns

Studio Photography
Website

Phil Solomonson

Performance Photography
Website

Board of Directors

Directly responsible for the organizational strength of CTT and has helped our company grow rapidly in the past year.

Katrina Christakis
Kathleen Dunckley
Kevin Garren
Chris Jones
Victor Mack
Cathy Roche
Rob Smith
Jillian Tattersall
Mike Weaver
Mary Fran Wiley
Bill Wilson
Mark Yonally

Advisory Board

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.

Bill Evans
Acia Gray
Sarah Petronio
Billy Siegenfeld
Gracey Tune
Tommy Tune
Dianne Walker
Sam Weber

Emeritus Board

Adrienne Guldin
Kristen Jacobson

Health Team

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!