Founded in 1997, the mission of the Evanston Dance Ensemble is to nurture the power and artistry of talented young adults by creating inventive performances and programs of the highest quality, reflecting the diversity of our community and fostering inclusivity, collaboration, and creative expression.
In residence at Dance Center Evanston, the Ensemble performs several productions each year. EDE is known for its innovative treatment of stories and themes and collaborating with top professionals in the field to create original productions.
The Ensemble also extends its involvement into the community with its second company, ede2, which tours its own original shows to schools, libraries, and senior centers throughout the North Shore.
Béa Rashid, Artistic Director and Founder
Christina Ernst, Artistic Director
Allison Kurtz Volkers, ede2 Director