AUGUST 6-8 !!!

Back by popular demand….MARK GOODMAN!

Mark Goodman begUnknown-9an tap dancing at the University of New Hampshire under Gay Nardone., from there he went on to New York City where he joined the American Tap Dance Orchestra under the direction of the legendary Brenda Bufalino.  Mark has worked with tap legends Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Charles “Honi” Coles,  Buster Brown and Sandman Sims, just to name a few.  He developed his solo act and has performed all over the world including:  Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theatre, Savion Glover and Friends at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and many more venues.

He has taken his performance style and teaching all mark-goodmancropover the world including: Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Guatemala.  Mark’s stage credits include 42nd Street (European tour), No,No, Nanette, Anything Goes (with Melba Moore), Mother Courage and her Children (directed by Tony Kuschner).  Among his favorite gigs:  being a regular performer at the Miss California Pageant and being selected to perform his solo act at a birthday performance for Carlos Santana.  Mark started his own Tap Company in Los Angleles:  MGTC. His shows are dramas with tap; telling full original stories the tap his work has been reviewed as “A Ballet in Tap”.  He has a true love of teaching and has been doing so for 17 years at studios all over the world including Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York City.  Among his celebrity clients are:  Actor Harry Hamlin, Soap Star Eileen Davidson, and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence.  Mark appeared in the movie The Polar Express with Tom Hanks (director Robert Zemeckis) and is currently working on a screenplay based on the legend of Don Quixote. Check out Mark’s Tap University at www.tapushop.com

New to PTF this year….MAX POLLAK!

MxPllk by GreenfieldMax Pollak, a prestigious name on the international tap and world music scene, is the only non-Cuban member of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Cuba’s famous Rumba ambassadors. Critics and peers worldwide acknowledge his superior musicianship and his highly individual style called “RumbaTap” – a pioneering blend of Afro-Cuban song and dance with American tap and body music. Max Kick

His innovative a cappella vocal arrangements received critical praise in The New York Times. Among others, he worked with Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Gregory Hines, Chucho Valdés, Lila Downs, Ray Brown.

He has performed as soloist with members of the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonic, London and Montreal Symphony, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra and more. Many internationally acclaimed composers have written orchestral works expressly for him. He is also a recording artist, published writer, Sarah Lawrence College faculty, artist-in-residence at American Tap Dance Foundation.  http://www.rumbatap.com/

Stay tuned for additional Faculty announcements!

Jeannie Hill
Point Tap Festival, director
Associate Professor of Dance
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point