Judi Mark – Performer, Producer, Professor

Judi Mark was born in Chicago to a musical family who encouraged her to express herself creatively. Her dynamic range of training included ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, acting, vocals and piano which set the stage for a successful performance career spanning over decades. She has appeared on concert stage, regional theater, cabaret, and the high seas. While studying acting with Bill Hickey, she performed in Off-Broadway productions, film and television. Her vocal studies with many world-renowned professionals based in NYC prepared her for work at dinner theaters, cabarets and distinguished venues such as The Algonquin, The National Arts Club, The Triad, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don’t Tell Mama, The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, Sweetwater’s, Sign of the Dove, Judy’s Chelsea, Cabaret in the Museum and Florida nightclubs; Les Violins, The Copacabana, The Konover Hotel and the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts in Florida. She has shared the stage with Marilyn Maye and Anita Gillette in South Shore Theatrical’s “Showtune” at the Madison Theater and was a recent guest performer in Richard Skipper Celebrates “May Flowers” at the Laurie Beechman Theater, NYC.

Performer/Producer Judi Mark has passionately written three one woman shows that played in NYC, Chicago, New Jersey, Connecticut and South Florida, ‘Judi Mark: Dancing Through Life’, singing songs made famous by the ladies who danced…a tribute to Miller, Miranda, MacLaine, McKechnie and more! ‘I Feel a Song Coming On’, a tribute to old Broadway and Hollywood nostalgia and most recently, ‘Laughing Through Life’…bites back at life in the Big Apple thru stories & songs from Hip to Hip replacement… featuring comedic backstage stories with song and dance.

Judi Mark Performer

Producer credits include: over 20 student Dance Concerts, “Girl’s Night Out”, “Ballroom Dance Nights”, and a series celebrating dancer-singer-actors: “Triple Threats Ellington Style” and “Triple Threats Latin Style” all performed at the NY Friars Club where Judi has been a member for 25 years.

Judi’s educational credits partnered with her performance career. A veteran dance educator, supervisor and leader in the field, she retired from the NYC Department of Education in February, 2010 and began working as field supervisor for student dance teachers at Hofstra University. Ms. Mark, has a B.S. in Education from Southern Illinois University and over thirty credits towards an MFA in Dance/Choreography from U.S. International University School of Performing Arts, which was interrupted by accepting a scholarship from the Martha Graham School in NYC. She has an M.A. from SUNY Empire State College in Culture and Policy, with a focus on the arts. At Hunter College, she earned an advanced credential in Administration and Supervision. She is a certified dance educator in New York State and New York City and is credited with creating high school sequential dance programs at Sheepshead Bay H.S., Richard R. Green H.S. for Teaching, and Louis D. Brandeis H.S., as well as teaching dance at Marymount College as part of the adjunct faculty and guest teaching at New York University. Additional credits include the writing committee for the New York City Blueprint for Dance and writing of assessments for New York State and NYC, facilitator for numerous NYC staff development days for Dance, and creating “Integrating Dance into the Curriculum”.