Considered by many critics to be one of the finest contemporary dance companies in the nation, Eisenhower Dance has received overwhelming critical acclaim along with enthusiastic audience support: “stunning” (Gloria Shay, Holland Sentinel), “intelligently crafted repertoire” (Susan Isaacs-Nisbett, Dance Magazine), “dance that touches the soul” (Susan Hall-Balduf, Detroit Free Press), “an eye-popping production” (David Lyman, Detroit Free Press), “a hearty, no-nonsense way of moving (Jack Anderson, The New York Times), and “a finely interwoven company (California, Beverly Hills Outlook). The company’s concert schedule has taken it to theatres throughout the state of Michigan, on tours across the United States, and as far as St. Petersburg, Russia. The company 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.
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 EDE Center has now expanded to include two schools in Rochester and Birmingham, MI, which offer classes for both the pre-professional and recreational dancer.
For its twenty-third year, EDE is looking forward to a full season of events, which will keep the company creating and sharing the art of dance!