Happy birthday Ruth Page!


Ruth Page (22 March 1899 – 7 April 1991) was an American ballerina and choreographer who rose to international prominence after establishing herself as a formidable dancer in Chicago. She made her professional debut on Broadway and danced with Anna Pavlova in South America, then settled in Chicago as the lead dancer of the Ravinia Opera. Page founded the Chicago Opera Ballet and later opened the Ruth Page Foundation for Dance, dedicated to fostering young talent in the performing arts. It is now known as the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

Published in Today's Birthday

San Francisco, April 21, 2011 -- On April 12 and 13, Oberlin Dance Company and ODC Theater's dynamic founder Brenda Way hosted a two-day symposium titled "Women Who Frame the World: A Symposium on Creativity."

Published in Archived Interviews