Michigan's Premiere Contemporary Dance Company!!!

 

Photo Credit: Mitch Carter

 

Praised by critics as one of the nation’s premier contemporary dance companies, Eisenhower Dance has received overwhelming critical acclaim along with enthusiastic audience support:

"Stunning"

Gloria Shay, Holland Sentinel

“An eye-popping production”

David Lyman, Detroit Free Press

“A hearty, no-nonsense way of moving"

Jack Anderson, The New York Times.

The company’s concert schedule has included tours across the United States, as well as Israel, Europe and Russia. Eisenhower Dance has received numerous grants and awards for its work including support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Knight Foundation, the National Dance Project and many others.

The company’s concert schedule has included tours across the United States, as well as Israel, Europe and Russia. Eisenhower Dance has received numerous grants and awards for its work including support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Knight Foundation, the National Dance Project and many others.

 


History

Eisenhower Dance has spent the past 26 years giving life to the repertoire of internationally known choreographers, as well as the highly acclaimed work of Founding Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower. This year, Eisenhower Dance begins a new chapter as Stephanie Pizzo assumes the role of Artistic Director of Eisenhower Dance.  She plans to continue to expand the company's innovation and artistic vision while honoring the legacy of Eisenhower Dance's founder. Established in metro Detroit by Eisenhower in 1991, the Company presents an annual subscription series and tours internationally.  The company has performed works by choreographers Edgar Zendejas, David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch, Ron de Jesus, Gina Patterson, Lauren Edson and Harrison McEldowney, to name a few. The Company’s mission of collaboration has resulted in performances with the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Warren Symphony, the Immigrant Suns, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, the Rackham Symphony Choir, the Motor City Lyric Opera and the Toledo Opera, among others.

Eisenhower Dance has produced several full-evening length touring productions. These include Motown in Motion, a visual salute to the tunes that made Motown Records famous; The Rite of Spring set to Igor Stravinsky’s iconic score ; and the Company’s newest production, The Light Show, which pairs four choreographers with four lighting designers for a visually stunning evening of dance. 

Eisenhower Dance Centers

In September of 1995, Eisenhower Dance opened the doors to the Eisenhower Dance Center to serve as a home-base for the Company and to house its educational programs. The Centers now include two schools in Rochester and Birmingham, MI, which offer classes for both the pre-professional and recreational dancer. To learn more about the Centers click here.


“Dance that touches
the soul” 

Susan Hall-Balduf, 
Detroit Free Press

 



“A hand-clapping
delight”

Sid Smith, 
Chicago Tribune


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Maggie Allesee
Volunteer

Debra Bernstein-Siegel, Chair
Dance Educator

Dodie David
Volunteer

Nancy Gad-Harf
Artist

Deborah Hecht
Artist

Amy Jidov
Principal, Eagle Mechanical Services, LLC

Nancy Schild Kott
Volunteer

Arthur Manoli II, M.D. 
Orthopedic Surgeon, St. Joseph Mercy—Oakland

Gregory Patterson
Dance Program Director, Oakland University

Frankie Piccirilli
Major Gift Officer, American Red Cross

Stephanie Pizzo
Eisenhower Dance, Artistic Director

Casey Powell
Vice President, CBRE

Kathy Ryan
Business Manager, Schomer & Assoc., Inc.

Margaret Simcoe
Community Volunteer

Guy Simons
Division Treasurer, ZF TRW

Gerald Salerno
Real Estate Agent- Max Broock Realtors

Marty Tremain
Senior Director of Training, Shift Digital

Martin Testasecca
Print Broker and Attorney


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