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
Silvino da Silva, Executive Director
Sara S. Schumann, Associate Director
Victor Alexander, Director, Ruth Page School of Dance
Clintina Taylor, Director of Operations
Dolores Long, Associate Director, Ruth Page School of Dance
Suzy Robertson, Project Manager
Maray Gutierrez, Artistic Associate, Ruth Page School of Dance
Anne Laue-Minden, School of Dance Administrator
Kayla McGrath, Media & Technology Coordinator
Katie Matteson Campana, Community Engagement Coordinator
La Mar Brown, Project Coordinator
Austin Shirley, Front Desk Lead
Elysia C. Banks, Coordinator, Ruth Page Keystone Dance Academy
Edith Barrágan, Ballet Instructor & Repertory Coach, Ruth Page School of Dance
RUTH PAGE FOUNDATION
- 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
Lynn Ferszt Kravis
The Hill Foundation
Dori Goldstein Rothschild
Salme Harju Steinberg, Ph.D.
Northeastern Illinois University
Gloria L. Materre
Materre & Associates, P.C.
Sara S. Schumann, Esq.
Associate Fund Counsel
Laborers' Pension and Welfare Funds