Leadership, Administration & Board

The Ruth Page Foundation and its arts center, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, has since 1971 committed its resources to creating a dance destination in Chicago; ensuring that children and dance artists have a place to study, work and perform at the highest level of excellence.

Central to this work, are the men and women who have been part of our history, and those who carry the torch forward.

Ruth Page, Founder (1899-1991)

Larry Long, Director, Ruth Page School of Dance (1971-2009)

Venetia C. Stifler, Executive & Artistic Director, Ruth Page Center for the Arts (2000-2020)

 

RUTH PAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Administrative and Artistic Staff

RUTH PAGE FOUNDATION

Officers

  • Thea Flaum, Chairman & President
  • Salme Harju Steinberg, Vice President
  • Sara S. Schumann, Treasurer
  • Silvino da Silva, Secretary

Board of Directors

  • Kristin R. Beal
    Vice President, Investments
    Wintrust Wealth Management
  • Dan Conley
    Principal
    Beacon Communications
  • Thea Flaum
    President
    The Hill Foundation
  • Sasha Gerritson
    Opera Director
    Northeastern Illinois University
  • Gloria L. Materre
    Principal
    Materre & Associates, P.C.
  • Steve Sacks
    Managing Partner
    S & S Truck Parts LLC
  • Sara S. Schumann, Esq.
    Associate Fund Counsel
    Laborers' Pension and Welfare Funds
  • Salme Harju Steinberg, Ph.D.
    President Emerita
    Northeastern Illinois University