Ronnie Plasters

Vice President / Interim Secretary

Ronnie joined RDJD in 2011 after encountering Ron’s work for the first time. Mesmerized not only by Ron’s choreography but also by the stories of dancers impacted by Ron’s vision, he quickly jumped at the opportunity to serve on the board. In 2015, He was appointed Vice President and Interim Secretary. In these roles, Ronnie supports both the artistic director and the president with a specific focus on development and donor relations.


Professionally, Ronnie has worked in higher education for over 10 years with proficiencies in development and admissions. Currently, he serves the University of Chicago where he directs fundraising programs that generates millions of dollars in annual support for the college. He is passionate about establishing relationships and connecting the generosity of donors and volunteers to tangible outcomes that allow the transformational vision of RDJD to come to life.


In addition to RDJD, Ronnie serves his church, Urban Village, as a Sunday school teacher and he sits on a district conference committee for CASE.  Further, he serves as a member of the Young Leaders Fund, a division of the Chicago Community Trust.



  • Ron De Jesus Dance 2015