Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in-residence at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, preserves, presents and promotes the four styles of Spanish dance: Flamenco, folkloric, classical and escuela bolero (Spanish ballet). Founded in 1975 by Dame Libby Komaiko, and incorporated in 1976, the organization is now under the dynamic leadership of Irma Suarez Ruiz, artistic director and Jorge Pérez, executive director. The company is comprised of 40 dancers, singers, and musicians representing a mosaic of cultures from around the world. The organization is praised by educators, arts professionals, business and government leaders, as well as arts and cultural media for its artistic excellence, cultural integrity, and of course, its commitment to arts and higher education opportunities for all.
The Ensemble appears in a broad range of television, opera, film, and symphonic formats, including with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Ensemble has appeared in many major theater and universities in Chicago and Illinois, including the landmark legendary Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, North Shore Center, Harris Theater, Symphony Space, to mention a few. The Ensemble has appeared throughout the United States, the Midwest, Puerto Rico, Hawaii & Canada and on four continents in the countries of Mexico, Costa Rica, Poland, Australia, China and Spain.
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