interim executive director
Ruth Eliel has been a leader in the Los Angeles performing arts community for nearly thirty years.
Initially a banker, Ruth entered the field of arts management in 1991 as the managing director of the Lewitzky Dance Company. Subsequently, Ruth became the executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, where she worked for 11 years before leaving to become the executive director of the Colburn Foundation for seven years. She is a nationally recognized leader in arts management and a revered mentor to many figures in arts management and education. She is currently vice chair of the LACO board. Ruth also serves on the boards of The Industry, an artist-driven new opera production company, and Antaeus Theatre Company, an actor-driven theatre company that explores and performs classics, both old and new. In addition, Ruth mentors a student at the USC Thornton School of Music each year. She and her husband are members of the board of governors of the Ojai Music Festival. They live in Los Feliz with Taylor, their standard poodle.