Dr. Robert Wallner, Kathryn Keeler, & Millie Lane Berg © Plate 3 Photography

2014 Performance Garage
Gala Celebration 
Honoring Millie Lane Berg, Kathryn Keeler,
and Dr. Robert Wallner


March 27, 2014



Performances by Raphael Xavier, former Jeanne Ruddy Dance, and KuluMele African Dance & Drum Ensemble



The first annual Performance Garage Gala Celebration was a great success.  Thank you to all our supporters for helping us to honor our three long time Board Members.

Honoree Biographies

Millie L. Berg

Millie Lane Berg supported the Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company since its inception, serving on the Board for nine years. She retired this Fall from the Community College of Philadelphia after 40 years of teaching Children's Literature, Emergent Language in Early Childhood, and Infant and Toddler Development. A life-long supporter of dance and theater, Millie recently served as the moderator for the National Museum of Jewish History's panel: Children's Literature and Social Justice. She fervently supports the Performance Garage as a venue for dance instructors, adults, and children.  

Kathryn Keeler

Kathryn Keeler was the founding Board President of Jeanne Ruddy dance, a position she held for five years. She has served on the Boards of both JRD and the Performance Garage since that time. Kathryn’s professional career was in the corporate world here in Philadelphia, and she has been a supporter of the arts, especially dance, for many years. She has also served on the boards of the Painted Bride, Ellen Forman Dance Company, Dance Celebration, and the Drexel University Dance Department.

Dr. Robert Wallner

Dr. Robert Wallner has been a Board Member of the Performance Garage/Jeanne Ruddy Dance since 2003. He is a radiologist and avid supporter of the arts, having served on the Boards of the Wilma Theatre, the Clay Studio, Art Matters Newspaper, and Etage Performance Space.  He is also an artist with a concentration in sculpture, and a member of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Sculptors, the International Sculpture Center, and the Philadelphia Folk Song Society.


Barbara Adams

Floss Barber & Robert Angevine

Milton & Connie Benoliel Rock

Millie Lane Berg

Yvonne & Joseph Bobrowicz

Amy Branch & Jeff Benoliel

Louis Coffey

Margery & Frank Cooper

Sandra Duggan & Javier Kuehnle

Beth & Bob Emmott

Linda & David Glickstein

Janet Goldwater & Branch Coslett

Ruth Herd

Dr. Kathryn Kearns & Dr. Al Olenzak

Carol Jones & Judson Robert

Kathryn Keeler & Grant Greapentrog

Susan Lewis & Josesph Kluger

Elizabeth Osborne & Ronald Wertheim

Barbara Pressman

Verna & Robert Prentice

Jeanne Ruddy & Victor F. Keen 

Janet Russell

Ashley Searles & Jeb Brookman

Tanya & Pierce Shields

Babette & Harvey Snyder

Francy & Bayard Storey

Kathleen Vick & Steve Stack

Joan& Albert Wachlin

Dr. Robert Wallner

2014 Gala Sponsors

Courtyard Associates
McFarland Tree & Landscape Services
Jeanne Ruddy & Victor F. Keen
Scarpetta NYC