1 – Audience Architects honors Dame Libby Komaiko of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater (2017)
2 – Negocios Now “40 under 40” awards Julia Hinojosa, Ensemble Español Principal Dancer (2017)
3 – Jorge Pérez, Negocios Now’s “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” (2016)
4 & 5 – Letter received from the White House from President Barack Obama honoring the company’s work (Read the letter here)
6 – Juan Carlos I, King of Spain‘s Lazo de Dama
7 – Dame Libby Komaiko receiving Juan Carlos I, King of Spain‘s Lazo de Dama
8 – Juan Carlos I, King of Spain honoring Dame Libby Komaiko
9 – Northeastern honors Dame Libby Komaiko at Commencement
+ 2,000 Spanish costumes, props and accessories.
+ 26,000 Students reached nationwide annually through arts education programming 2014‐15.
95 Professional dancers trained by Ensemble Español.
170 Youth company dancers (ages 10‐18) trained by Ensemble Español.
+ 8000 Academic Spanish dance class students taught at Northeastern Illinois University.
3 Documentaries featuring Ensemble Español, including the Emmy Award‐winning film “Dance for Life.”
3 Endowed scholarships for Ensemble Español dancers to attend Northeastern.
1 Foundation endowment for the general operating programs of the company.
135 Original full‐length choreographies performed.
+ 100 Guest artists and musicians hosted from Spain and the Americas.
5 million Television viewers worldwide who watched Ensemble Español perform during the opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup in Chicago. President Bill Clinton was in attendance at Soldier Field.
+ 4,000 Performances locally, nationally and internationally. The company has performed on four continents in Mexico, Costa Rica, Poland, Australia, Canada and China.