Work/Study Program

  • Ruth Page Center for the Arts Work/Study Program

    The Ruth Page Center for the Arts located in a historic 1927 building in the Gold Coast was established in Chicago by international dance icon Ruth Page in 1970. The building houses a theater, rehearsal studios, a school of dance and an Artist In-Residence program. The Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Our mission is to ensure children and dance artists have a place to study, work and perform at the highest level of excellence.

    Ruth Page Center for the Arts is always seeking dancers for our Work/Study program. If selected, work/study students are given the chance to take classes at Ruth Page in exchange for working the front desk. Opportunities to take class and cultivate relationships with RPCA's Artists In-Residence, such as DanceWorks Chicago and Hedwig Dances, are also available. We are looking for reliable, punctual dancers with great organizational and customer service skills. Duties include signing in students, handling payments, answering phone calls, taking messages, fielding questions, light cleaning and organizational projects. A minimum commitment of six months is requested. 

    To apply,  send the following materials to: or 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 Attn: Work/Study

    • • Cover Letter
    • • Resume
    • • Availability

    Application Deadline: Rolling admissions, with applications reviewed upon receipt.