| WHO WE ARE |
"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 Detroit 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.
About the company
Established in 1991 in metropolitan Detroit by Founding Artistic Director, Laurie Eisenhower, EDD has a mission to be “a professional repertory company that, through outstanding performances and educational services, strives to deepen the understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance regionally, nationally, and internationally.” For the past 28 years, EDD has commissioned repertory from a wide variety of internationally known choreographers and performed the highly acclaimed work of its founder. Last year, Eisenhower Dance began a new chapter as Ms. Eisenhower retired and long-time Assistant Artistic Director, Stephanie Pizzo, took over the helm as Artistic Director. Ms. Pizzo continues to expand the company's innovative style and artistic vision while still honoring the legacy of Eisenhower Dance's founder.
Eisenhower Dance Detroit presents an annual local subscription series and tours nationally and 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. In addition, EDD’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. The company has also produced several evening-length touring productions including “Motown in Motion,” a visual salute to the tunes that made the Motor City famous; “The Rite of Spring” set to Igor Stravinsky’s iconic score; and “The Light Show” which pairs four choreographers with four lighting designers for a visually stunning evening of dance.