Ensemble Español

The Ensemble Español, under the artistic leadership of Founder & Artistic Director, Dame Libby Komaiko, & successors, Artistic Director, Irma Suarez Ruiz, and Executive Director, Jorge Perez, is the premier Spanish dance company and center in the United States to have in-residence status at a university, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, under the auspices of the Department of Music & the Dance Program. Founded in 1976, by Dame Libby, the company is comprised of forty dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists from Spain and the U.S.