Over the past 17 years, Christopher Erk has traveled the world as a professional tap dancer performer, teacher and choreographer amongst the best in his field. He has experience teaching tap dance at the university level, and has a Bachelors of the Art from the New School for Public Engagement in NYC in Public Engagement. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the Tap Factor, an organization that curates tap dance programing for social change. With his work, Chris aims to impart self-awareness and confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, and civic duty and service through experience with tap dance. He currently works out of the Center for Social Innovation in New York City. 

Recent Projects


The Tap Factor, Best Buddies and the FREE Players - Carnegie Hall, 2014

  In the spring of 2014, Christopher facilitated a partnership with Best Buddies NY and the FREE Players of Long Island in a four week immersive tap dance experience that enabled individuals who represent a diversity in abilities to join together in the fulfilling world of tap dancing. This project ended on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City, as guest performers in Elaine Kwon and Friends, a benefit concert supporting Best Buddies NY.

In the spring of 2014, Christopher facilitated a partnership with Best Buddies NY and the FREE Players of Long Island in a four week immersive tap dance experience that enabled individuals who represent a diversity in abilities to join together in the fulfilling world of tap dancing. This project ended on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City, as guest performers in Elaine Kwon and Friends, a benefit concert supporting Best Buddies NY.