Mark Goodman began 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 over 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 Kushner). 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 Angeles: 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 many many 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 was in the movie The Polar Express with Tom Hanks (director Robert Zemeckis) . He co-wrote, produced, choreographed for and acted in the movie Dance Off and is STILL working on a screenplay based on the legend of Don Quixote.