About Us

Chicago Tap Theatre's mission is to share the creativity, history, and joy of tap dance.

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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Sara Anderson

Company Member

Heather Latakas

Company Member

Molly Eder

Touring Apprentice

Chris Matthews

Touring Apprentice

Abby Cooper


Michelle Haskell


Liora Lahav



David Harmantas

Performance Photography

Josh Hawkins

Performance Photography

Phil Solomonson

Performance Photography

Kristie Kahns

Studio Photography

William Frederking

Studio Photography

Board of Directors

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

Chris Atkinson
Rachel Dukes
Kevin Garren
Chris Jones
Cathy Roche
Rob Smith
Mike Weaver
Mary Fran Wiley
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

Jason Abramowitz
Adrienne Guldin
Kristen Jacobson
Bill Wilson

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!