Margot Toppen, Executive Director
As a dancer, Margot has enjoyed an extensive teaching and performing career. She has danced live on stage with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and is a featured instructor as part of the City of Chicago’s SummerDance series. Her choreography has been featured twice in Dance Chicago and she has a number of screen credits including “The Road to Perdition.”
Margot is also the author of Jitterbugs! A dance-along story inspired by real American Jitterbugs. This children’s book was inspired by her work teaching swing dance to young people. The book is available at jitterbugsbook.com along with music and video downloads and a classroom activity guide for educators.
Read more about Margot in this Voyage Chicago article.