Ensemble Español


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

and more:

+ 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.

5500 N. St. Louis Ave Chicago, IL 60625. (773) 442.5901

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