In the Fall of 1997, Ronelle Eddings and Michele Hanlon met and were inspired to join energies in the co-production of a dance event. The chemistry was dynamic and the one-time project becameElledanceworks dance company, now in its fourteenth season. Over the past thirteen years, the company has performed extensively, bringing quality choreography and performance into a variety of settings. Education is highly valued among the directors and members of Elledanceworks. Eight of eleven performers are dance education specialists currently or recently working in local universities, colleges and school districts. During most of its seasons, Elledanceworks presented local and out of state choreographers and companies with the aim of enriching the experience of live dance for audience and performers alike. Elledanceworks has toured to Arizona and has presented workshops as far away as New Mexico. Elledanceworks is a 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation, and is available for performances, educational outreach and workshop experiences.