staff and board of directors



Julia Mayer, Executive Director


Solomon Bowser, Marketing Manager


D'onminique Boyd-Riley, Writer 


Tristan Bruns, Managing Editor & Writer 


Vicki Crain, Writer-at-Large


Surinder Martignetti, Community Engagement Manager


Lynn Shapiro, Editor Emerita & Writer 


Kennedy Ward, Membership & Operations Coordinator

Board of Directors



Meghan McNamara, Board President 
Vice President of Programming and Audience DevelopmentHarris Theater for Music and Dance

Jorge Pérez, Board Vice President 
Executive & Associate Artistic Director, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Dawn Stanislaw, Treasurer 
Executive Director, Visceral Dance Chicago

Amanda Banks, Secretary 
Contracting Counsel, Accenture

Debra Bernstein-Siegel, Development Committee Chair 

FacultySchool of Music, Theatre and Dance Oakland University





Michael Foster
Senior Sales ManagerThe Whitehall Hotel

Ladonna Freidheim
Executive Director, Reinventability

Erik Kaiko

Director of Marketing and Communications, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Sarah Lombardi

Financial ControllerChicago Symphony Orchestra

Marisa C. Santiago

Director of Artistic Programming, Auditorium Theater

Sarah Venuti Yates
Director of Human ResourcesThe Joffrey Ballet


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