American Ballet Theatre Honors Matthew Rubel

Footwear executive to be presented with The Melville Straus Leadership Achievement Award at the Fall 2011 Opening Night Gala.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: Matthew Rubel, who spent nearly six years overseeing Payless ShoeSource as chief executive officer of Collective Brands Inc., will be focusing on a different type of footwear Tuesday — toe shoes. The American Ballet Theatre will be marking its return to the New York City Center with its Fall 2011 Opening Night Gala and presenting Rubel with The Melville Straus Leadership Achievement Award.

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