Tristan Burns is a Chicago tap dancer who has trained under Donna Johnson, Ted Louis Levy, Sam Weber and Martin “Tre” Dumas III. Tristan has been on faculty at the Circle City Tap Festival (Indianapolis) and Rhythm World (Chicago) and is currently a member of M.A.D.D. rhythms, dir. Bril Barrett, and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s resident ensemble, directed by Artist In Residence Daniel Borak.
Tristan is the Director of Tapman Productions and has produced two seasons of performances in Chicago, including The Adventures of Tapman, THRUST!, and La Raison d’etre. Tapman Productions has provided production assistance to dance artists Ian Berg (From The Top), Jumaane Taylor (Supreme Love), Kate O’Hanlon (Modern Marvels Dance Co.), Kendra Jorsted (Jorstap) and the Elgin Ties Dance Festival (Elgin Taps).
Tristan has performed locally, nationally and internationally with notable performances be the Beijing International Dance Festival, the Reus (Spain) Tap Dance Festival, The Poznan(Poland) Jazz Festival, Rhythm World Tap Festival (Chicago), 42nd St. (Drury Lane-Oakbrook), Supreme Love (Chicago), Celtic Fyre (Williamsburg), the Detroit Jazz Festival., The Steve Harvey Show and performs annually at local Chicago venues. Tristan has performed with other Chicago dance companies such as the Cartier Collective, Chicago Dance Crash and Matter Dance.