Fancy Dance Benefit

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The 2020 Fancy Dance Benefit will be held on March 14, 2020 from 7:30pm-10:30pm in Studio5. The benefit includes food, drinks, and dancing as well as activities including the plie-releve contest, the wine pull, and the announcement of the next season's performances.

Other Events

The Ensemble and Board of Directors put on multiple events throughout the season where proceeds go towards the Evanston Dance Ensemble. For instance, be sure to check out our popular annual storytelling showcase "Do Tell" held in Studio5.

thank you to our donors!

This list reflects cash donations from 10/1/18 through 11/10/19. 

angel: $1,000 and up

Mark Kishler and Patty Acha

Allegro Dance Boutique

Margaret and Louis Biolsi

Carol Buck

Dance Center Evanston

Barbara and Michael Davis

First Bank & Trust/Byline Bank

Fusion Academy

Bethany and John Goodman

Jenny and Joe Higgins

The Illinois Arts Council

Faye and Josh Jacobs

Marion Kinney

Kelly Cutler and Vic LeSage

Tina and Rick Malnati

Arthur C. Nielsen Family Trust

Tara and Brian Norris

Steve and Béa Rashid

Christie and Dan Robinson

Dr. Lisa Schoene

Regina Sant’Anna and Doug Skites

The Sullivan Family Foundation

Abbey and Paul Turilli

Elizabeth and Aaron Van Nice

Wellness Revolution

Amy and Scott Weyman

Jori and Michael Witt

sponsor: $250-$499

Linda Bierig

Lara Jones and Dan Brady

Libby Ester and Mike Brody

Jeanine and Carl Brownell

Jennifer and Larry Byrne

Kevin Connelley and Toni DiDonato

Stephanie Davis and Brad Dunlap

Christina Ernst

Monica Forte

Evan and Michael Girard

Lauren and John Hines

Melissa and Garrett Hohimer

Susan and Richard Horn

Dan and Suzanne Kanter

Kids Playing Camp

Margaret Krulee

The Linder Family Fund

Jessie MacDonald

Erin Wig and Dan Maram

Ariel Orlov and Steve Mayer

McKeown Family

Larry and Cindy Shanker (in honor of Faye Jacobs)

Daniel and Lisa Stein

Maricruz Ponce de Leon  & Hieu Ton-That

Dr. Barry Walvoord

Julia and Conrad Winkler

associate: $50-$99

Sandra and Charles Brown

Christina and Sunil Chopra

Susan Avril and Remy Dercksen

Bernard and Sally Dobroski

Rachel Abramson and Bill Dolnick

Ruth Dunning

Gina and Todd Ehlman

Joan Ehrenberg

Debbie and Todd Fingerman

Michael and Sue Gallivan

Sharon Gilmore

Terry Unterman and Roberta Glick

Ginny and Geoff Harlow

The Trace Harper Family

Tom and Ann Marie Hartmann

Betsy Herskind

Kerry Hubata

Sarah and Ian Laing

Laurel Lawson

Judy and Del LeSage

Leslie Luning

Tricia and Monte Luzadder

Peggy and Daniel Marren

Susan Melczer

Joel and Greta Michael

Chas and Mary Beth Mikrut

Sarah Miller

Janice Muhr

Laurie Weber and Richard Niebaum

Molly Gallo Numark

Grace and Andrew Pigozzi

Lisa Lauren and Bill Pollack

Kara Roseborough*

Julie Segall*

Linda and Ernie Schubert

Timothy Sherck

Joe and Carolyn Wig

Friend: up to $49

Astrid Ariana*

Nicole Beck*

Lily Burchell*

Chloe Byrne*

Ellen and Gustavo Caicedo

Suzanne and Stephen Carlson

Sue and Jeff Grassle

William Hanford*

Maggie Huston*

Beth Jacobs

Jeff Libman

Sophie Maram*

Louise Neidorf

Brigitte and Jose Oberholzer

Penny Rotheiser

Isabela Sant’Anna Skites*

Mateo Tirres*

Emily Waechtler*

Eliza Weyman*

Andrew Wilder


*Current or former EDE dancers

benefactor: $500-$999

Karen and Patrick Burchell

Kevin and Carol Biolsi

Jon Klein and Susan Cohn

Mary Jo and John Crosby

Lynn and Brent Fiedler

Becky and Paul Fields

Tracy and Alby Gallun

Jennifer Ju and Brian Gary

The Goodman/Weinberger Fund

Juliet Bromer and Joshua Hauser

Paula Steiner and David Hellman

John and Lisa Jones

Bridget Farrelly and Loren Klug

Carolyn Krulee

Carol and Pat Navin

Susan and Nick Noyes

Leslie Riley

Bonnie Schindler

Leonard and Joyce Schrager

Lisa and Pete Seegers

Brad and Lexis Serot

Dale and Milner Seifert

Tricia and Tom Strong

Allison and Chris Tirres

‚ÄčLara and Paul Waechtler

supporter: $100-$249

Nancy and Ken Arlen

Zephyr Balch*

Maria and Steve Ballantyne

Robert Barry

Dr. Stamata Blanas

Kristen Bauza

Lauren Biolsi*

Blaine and Mardi Brownell

Debbie and Bob Burns

Abby and Michael Carnow*

Christine and Mike Castellino

The Chernoff Family

Alissa and Jin-Ho Chung

Ellen Collar

Aki Knezevic and Mickey Collins

Rosina DeVries

Karen Gliwa and Michael Dorr

Laura and Steven Doyle

Lyn and Jim Flannery

M.E. and Chris Girgenti

Rich and Kate Glass

Virginia and Dan Hansvick

Sheila and Robert Hanford

Kathy and Chuck Harper

The Burns/Harper Family

Karla Harris

Johnse Holt

Julie Isaacson

Vorapun and Torsak Jinakunwiphat

Kathy Kann

Jim and Marlene Kurtz

Jon Bamel and Andrea Kurtz

Lisa Kuzel

Nina Donnelly and Russell Lane

Fred and Laurie Levy

Laura Marmash

Bridget McDonough

Jeff and Sandy Merwin

Anne Leyden and Mike Meyers

Joe Mitchell

Kathy and Mike Moran

John Nawn

Wendy Nicholson

Joseph and Ann Nimrod

Peggy Pearson

Blair Wellensiek and Karl Peters

John Powers

Christoper and Jen Puccini

Reid and Linda Schindler

Mary Jo Schmitz

Jill and Paul Schoenwetter

Christina Robertson & Steve Schwartz

Liz Feldman and Jay Shefsky

Billy and Malgorzata Siegenfeld

Corky and Bill Siegfriedt

Paula and Craig Sjogerman

Colleen Sonnefeldt

Michael Strupp

Barbara and Ed Swanson

Anne and Greg Taubeneck

Chris and Ann Tomlins

Linda and David Uttal

Leslie and Steve Warner

Jan Barlow memorial fund

Joyce Barlow
Victoria Barlow
Keesha Beckford
Slade and Amy Berry
Courtney and Kimberly Boyden
Deborah Bradley
Beverly Carlson
Jan Currier
Anne and Douglas Darrow
Stephan Michael Donovan
Jerry and Rose Ingalsbe
Kelly and Michael Johnson
Bob and Andie Nelson
Mary Ramsey
Kelly Schafer
Michelle Schneider
Rebecca and Mark Smith

2019-2020 season sponsors

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Evanston Dance Ensemble

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