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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