LEADERSHIP


 
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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, STEPHANIE PIZZO

Eisenhower Dance Detroit Artistic Director, Stephanie Pizzo performed as a founding member of the company, and, at various points of her career, served as Resident Choreographer, Associate Artistic Director and Co-Artistic Director. She assisted in leading the company for the past 28 years and,now at the artistic helm, Pizzo’s mission involves collaborating with the highest quality national and international artists and focusing on creating strong ties within the Detroit Metro community through the art of dance. Ms. Pizzo works to use the art of contemporary dance both as a means to present beautiful, athletic, and engaging repertory and as a vehicle to reflect on and explore issues of social justice. She has set her own choreography at Illinois State University, Texas A & M University and Wesleyan University, and staged numerous works by Laurie Eisenhower on companies and universities throughout the United States. Her work has been presented in Tel Aviv, Israel as part of Eisenhower Dance Detroit’s production of The Light Show, at many international dance festivals in Poland and most recently on the Inside/Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow. A native of Clinton Township, Michigan, Ms. Pizzo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Oakland University. In 2009, she received a Distinguished Alumni or “MaTilDa” award from the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. Currently, she is a special lecturer in dance at Oakland University.

 
 
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Director of Operations & Development,
ANNE BAK MARINE

Anne Bak Marine received her BFA in Dance (magna cum laude) from Western Michigan University/Lee Honors
College and spent more than ten years touring and performing with Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Ms. Marine has
choreographed and taught master classes at many colleges and universities as well as at Interlochen Arts Academy,
and she has served as adjunct faculty at Oakland University. She also served as founding director for the EDE
Center for Dance (now known as the School of EDD), Artistic Director for the Center Dance Ensemble, and
choreographer for the Archdiocese of Detroit’s “Art for God’s Sake.” In an administrative capacity, Ms. Marine served
as Director of Operations for Eisenhower Dance Detroit from 1998-2006, Managing Director for the Rackham
Symphony Choir, and project manager and lead curriculum designer for “Healthy Kids,” a collaborative residency
project between EDD, Beaumont Hospital’s Weight Control Center, and the Pontiac School District and funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Foundation for S.E. Michigan. Ms. Marine has also served on
the staff at the Detroit Skating Club since 1995 and as coordinator for the Dance Academy at DSC since 2013.

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Assistant Artistic Director,
Molly McMullen

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Molly McMullen, received her BFA in Dance from Point Park University graduating magna cum laude in 2012. This is her seventh season with Eisenhower Dance Detroit and over the years in the company has performed original works by Ron De Jesus, Gina Patterson, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Edgar Zendejas, Joshua Peugh, Jamey Hampton, and founder, Laurie Eisenhower. In 2017, she began serving as the EDD Rehearsal Director transitioning to Assistant Artistic Director in 2018. Through EDD, Molly has taught master classes and set repertory nationally and internationally allowing her the opportunity to cross language barriers and spread her passion for dance. Most recently, Molly has created works on the dance majors at Oakland University and Illinois State University. Molly is the proud Founder and Artistic Director of the Eisenhower Dance Detroit Youth Ensemble, a program that has trained pre-professional students since 2016. Molly’s choreography has been recognized at the Youth America Grand Prix including top twelve placements in both 2017 and 2018, as well as, invitations to YAGP finals in NYC in 2017 & 2019. Molly received the RDA National Choreography Recognition Award at the 2019 RDA Mid-States Festival in Lawrence, Kansas.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Maggie Allesee
Volunteer

Jenna Barba
Volunteer

Debra Bernstein-Siegel
Dance Educator

Beth Cafaro, JD -Executive Committee Chair
Vice President Practice Operations, President of CHI Physician Services, Physician Practice Management

Mary Devitt-Secretary
Former EDD company member, EDD company class
master teacher

Jocelyn Chen
Jocelyn Chen Design

Christopher Gerback-Treasurer
Realtor-Max Brock Realtors

Deborah Hecht
Artist

Nancy Schild Kott
Volunteer

 

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

Gregory Patterson
Dance Program Director, Oakland University

Frankie Piccirilli
Michigan Opera Theater, Development

Stephanie Pizzo
Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Artistic Director

Margaret Simcoe
Community Volunteer

Gerald Salerno-Board Chair
Real Estate Agent- Max Brock Realtors

Guy Simons
Division Treasurer, ZF TRW

Danielle Susser
Senior Attorney, MacArthur & Associates P.C

Marty Tremain
Senior Director of Training, Shift Digital

Martin Testasecca
Print Broker and Attorney