Instructor Biographies:

Administrative Staff:

LaWanda May,
Executive Director

Lauren Macson,
Sr. Operations Manager

Christina Respass,
Finance Manager

Sarah Barron, TK Buchanan, Amber Echols, Tashielle Gooley
Office Administrators

Cheryl Booher
Volunteer Coordinator

Accompanists:

Hope Arthur

Paul Cotton

Emerson Hunton

James Osorio

Anya Rumbold

Jonathan Schang

Una Stroda

Evan Swanson

Mark Vaughn

Magnus Villanueva

Artistic Team:

August Tye,
Artistic Director

Aimee Tye,
Associate Artistic Director 

Allyson Ratliff,
Associate Artistic Director and Director of Outreach

Jane Sawyer,
Assistant Director of Outreach

Sarah Ford,
Honorary Associate Artistic Director 

Board of Directors:

OFFICERS:

President:
Jen Kennedy
Director, Reynolds Club Student Life Center, University of Chicago

Vice President:
Kirsten Esterly,
Business Manager, Medici on 57th

Secretary:
Miriam Kass,
Interim Principal, Akiba-Schecter Jewish Day School

Treasurer:
Mary Anton,
Retired University of Chicago Administrator; Community Volunteer


MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:

Monica Christmas,
MD, University of Chicago

Ronald Cohen,
MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Section Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Chicago 

Kate Hannigan,
Author of fiction and non-fiction books for  young readers

Daniel J. Libenson,
President, The Institute for the Next Jewish Future

Ginger Odom,
Assistant Appellate Defender, State of Illinois

Tracey Patterson,
Managing Director, Accenture

Lindy Wordlaw,
Senior Manager of Public Sector Programs, Elevate Energy
Certified Urban Planner and Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago


HONORARY DIRECTORS:

Troy Ratliff

Marilyn Sheperd