The award winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company was founded in 1982 under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique and has a history rooted in flamenco and Spanish Classical dance. While maintaining the values of traditional flamenco singing, dance and music, the company presents a style that holds in perfect balance tradition and classicism with a modern, contemporary aesthetic. EESDC has been presenting an annual Toronto Season since 1990 and has developed an ever expanding repertoire that has earned both critical and popular acclaim. With unique, talented dancers and musicians the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company is recognized for the exceptional level of their productions receiving two Dora Mavor Moore Awards in addition to numerous nominations over the years. Passionate and driven, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company continues to enthrall audiences with its commitment to imaginative choreography and artistic excellence.
Established in 1982 the Academy of Spanish Dance, affiliate school of EESDC, offers a sound training in flamenco and Classical Spanish dance is offered to all students whether they take class for recreation, to gain grace and poise or with the hope of pursuing a professional career. Working closely with dedicated teachers our students are stimulated and challenged in a positive atmosphere and the satisfaction that comes with achievement benefits many other aspects of their lives. Our desire is to maintain a standard of excellence in training that is rewarding and enriching, that is accessible to all students, and that enables them to acquire new skills and reach higher goals.