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Photo Credit: Mitty Carter

Photo Credit: Mitty Carter

Stephanie Pizzo, Artistic Director

Embarking on her second season as Artistic Director of Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Stephanie Pizzo was a founding member of the company, as well as, at various points, Resident Choreographer, Assistant Director, Associate Director and Co-Artistic Director.  She has helped lead the company for the past 27 years and now at the artistic helm, Pizzo’s mission is to collaborate with the highest quality national and international artists, and she plans to focus on creating strong ties within the Detroit Metro area community through the art of dance.  She has set her own choreography at Illinois State University, Texas A & M University and Wesleyan University, as well as staged works by Laurie Eisenhower on numerous companies and universities throughout the United States. Most recently, she presented her work in Tel Aviv, Israel as part of Eisenhower Dance's production of The Light Show and at many international dance festivals in Poland.  Stephanie Pizzo is a native of Clinton Township, Michigan and 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.

Anne Bak Marine, Director of Operations and Development


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.

Board of Directors

Maggie Allesee

Jenna Barba

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

Nancy Schild Kott


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

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Government Agencies, Corporations, Foundations, and Individuals who have helped make Eisenhower Dance Detroit's performances & educational programs possible.

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