Judi Mark was born in Chicago to a musical family and encouraged to express herself creatively. Her dynamic range of training included ballet, modern dance, jazz, theater, voice and piano which set the stage for a successful performance career spanning over decades with appearances on television, film, Off-Broadway, concert stage, regional theater, cabaret, and the high seas. She studied with the Martha Graham Dance Company on scholarship and moved to New York. 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, The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, Sweetwater’s, Sign of the Dove, Judy’s Chelsea, Cabaret in the Museum and Florida nightclubs at Les Violins, The Copacabana, and the Konover Hotel.
Inspiring the younger generation, Judi entered the field of Dance Education in the late 1980’s with professional credits, a B.S. in Education and MFA work in Dance/Choreography.
With a record of success as a dancer-singer-actress and her unique application of skills, she became a master teacher, creator and curriculum writer of high school sequential dance programs in the NYC public schools, producing over 20 dance concerts and teaching thousands of dance students during her tenure. She was also an adjunct professor at Marymount College and worked as a supervisor of student dance teachers at Hofstra University.
Combining her life experience and her sophisticated elegance on stage, Judi's one woman show “Dancing Through Life” is a tribute to dancers who inspired her, women who made songs famous on Broadway and the Silver Screen: Miller, Miranda, MacLaine and many more. The show is also a tribute to Judi’s mother and to the generation of music from the Great American Songbook, 1930’s to the present. Enjoyed by audiences of all ages, reviewed in New York and performed at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Triad, NYC and various venues in South Florida.
As member of the New York Friars Club, she produced the hugely successful, “Girls Night Out,” “Triple Threats” and Ballroom Dance events.