board of directors
Jillian Estanich (President)
International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Chicago Public Schools, Neighborhood Local School Council
"RE|dance explores the human connection within ourselves and our communities by captivating the audience through movement, music, and color."
Michael Estanich (Treasurer, Artistic Director)
Assistant Professor of Dance, University of WI Stevens Point, North Central Regional Director of American College Dance Festival Association, NDEO
Lucy Vurusic Riner (Board Member, Executive Director)
Dance Educator, New Trier High School, AAHPERD, IAHPERD, NDA, NEA, NDEO
"I founded this company with my best friend so that we could explore how movement could bring us closer; in our friendship and within our dance community. It has been rewarding to develop a Board that shares in our vision to make dance an accessible, thoughtful vehicle of communication centered on humans and their relationships. "
Jennifer Cleary (Board Member, Fundraising)
Dance Educator, Owner/Founder of Soul Centered Movement LLC, NDEO
"Something I love about RE|dance's work is the way it touches deeply on what it means to be human. Sadness humor, joy, grief, wonder...the roller coaster of human experience is intrinsic in the movement, language, and music in every piece."
Laura Duffy (Board Member)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
"As a fan and patron of RE|dance for the last 15 years, I wanted to take on a more active supporting role. I love movement and dance and feel that it's important to the mind, body, and soul."
Jill Liebhaber (Board Member)
Owner and Photographer of jookie, a portrait boutique, inc., Certified Life Coach
"I'm attracted to the overall vibe of the company and especially its leadership. Lucy is someone I’ve long admired for her wisdom and wit, someone who speaks truth to the world while bringing so much encouragement to our community through dance and media."
We offer our sincerest thanks to the following individuals and foundations for their continued support of our artistic pursuits. Without their generosity, we couldn't do what we do.
Katie Calandra Kritek
Lisa Bradley Green
Emily Loar Veronkia Reinert
J. Merril Motz
Tom Riner Nicole
Brent and Ahn Roman
Elliot Van Fleet
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Illinois Arts Council, a stage agency