Arts Management Consultant
About Gail Kalver
Gail Kalver, Arts Management Consultant. Gail Kalver’s client roster has included the Auditorium Theatre, Ballet Chicago, Chicago Dance History Project, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Grant Park Music Festival, and the Chicago Dancing Festival. Kalver was Executive Director of River North Dance Chicago (2009 - 2014) and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (1984 - 2007); Associate Manager of the Ravinia Festival (1976 - 1983); and previously was a freelance clarinetist, performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, and her own Windy City Wind Ensemble.
Amongst others, she served on the boards of Dance for Life, SeeChicagoDance, the Arts & Business Council, Dance/USA and numerous funding panels. She received the 1988 and 2007 Ruth Page Awards, and the Arts & Business Council’s 2003 ABBY Award; a Masters in clarinet from Roosevelt University (1974) and a B.S. in vocal/choral music from the University of Illinois (1970).