Performing Arts Ensemble
The Performing Arts Ensemble brings together talented young dancers and children chosen by audition to put on large cast,
fully staged performances with professional scenery, elaborate costumes and special effects.
The Ensemble was founded by artistic director Evelyn Gardell in 1987. As a non-profit dance
company, it is a member of the Monmouth County Arts Council as well as Dance New Jersey. The
company has performed at many theaters, including The Paramount, The Strand, Count Basie,
Monmouth University, Union County Arts Center, Two River Theater, Millstone PAC, Tribeca
Performing Arts Center, BMCC NYC, Walt Disney World, Lincoln Center, Webster Hall and