About Us

BUILDING COMMUNITY

The Steps Beyond Foundation is dedicated to developing and sustaining dance artists and to the cultivation of the dance community. Specifically, the Foundation is committed to supporting excellence in the field by providing collaborative opportunities among established and emerging artists through community engagement, creative project support, and presenting performance & special events.

A strong arts community in founded on the collaboration and inclusion of all voices. The Steps Beyond Foundation is dedicated to promoting and nurturing diversity.

STAFF

Diane Grumet, Artistic Director
Patricia R. Klausner, Managing Director
Temple Kemezis, Production Coordinator
Selena Robinson, Social Media Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diane Grumet, Temple Kemezis, Patricia R. Klausner, Allen Maniker (Chair)
Carol Paumgarten, Advisory Chair (2014-2020)

Carol Paumgarten
Advisory Chair (2014-2020)

As the founder of Steps on Broadway and advisory chair of the Steps Beyond Foundation, we owe Carol so much – from her generosity of spirit to her unwavering support. She was part visionary, creative force, dedicated arts patron, collaborator, business woman, and great friend. Her passion for dance and beauty inspired the creation of Steps. An outgrowth of her vision, the foundation extends her legacy by offering opportunities for dancers to perform and grow as artists.