Backhausdance, formed in 2003 by Jennifer Backhaus, is known for its ensemble aesthetic and lush movement vocabulary. The company’s deeply human and emotional creations are infused with a sense of humor and theatricality. Backhausdance just finished a milestone 15th anniversary season that included its first European tour and an engagement at the internationally renowned Joyce Theater. Ms. Backhaus has a long history with McCallum Theatre Education, serving as choreographer for the East Valley Dance Project and Open Call. Backhausdance has presented works in dozens of Coachella Valley schools through the McCallum’s Aesthetic Education Program.