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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

Stephanie Pizzo

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Special Lecturer in Dance
Artistic Director, Eisenhower Dance 

Contact: pizzo@oakland.edu

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 School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Currently, she is a special lecturer in dance at Oakland University.