Founded in 1997, the mission of the Evanston Dance Ensemble is to deepen the exposure to and appreciation of, dance for highly talented and committed young performers and diverse audiences in the greater Chicago area.
In residence at Dance Center Evanston, the Ensemble performs several productions each year. EDE is known for its inventive 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
November 9-22: Holiday Auction at Dance Center Evanston
December 6: Nutcracker Variations with the Evanston Symphony, 3:00 at ETHS
December 11-13: Turning Point: The Young Choreographers Project – Studio5