1/13 | MDM Dance Project

Saturday, January 13 | 7 p.m.

The new MDM Dance Project showcases some of the most extraordinary young talent from throughout the state. Lead by founder Mark McCleese, the award-winning, innovative and inspiring company has performed all over the country in dance competitions and concerts. Don’t miss their exciting new dance concert this January!

ABOUT THE FOUNDER (Mark McCleese) Mark McCleese has been teaching for 12 years and dancing for 20 years. Mark is very excited to be moving back to Michigan from California to teach at the studio! He was recently the head of the Dance Department at the Center Stage Studio Performing Arts Studio in California. Mark has judged for several dance competitions including Showbiz and Primetime for the last decade. His students have placed first overall at many competitions and he has also won many choreography, costume and special awards. Mark has taught master classes at many studios throughout the United States. He has performed professionally in many shows including Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Fiddler on the Roof and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

2/10 | Eisenhower Dance F|E|E|L

Saturday, February 10 | 8 p.m.


Eisenhower Dance presents an evening of exhilarating dance reflecting on our ever-present need for human connection, whether full of joy, longing, or the endless flow of questions that come with trying to understand one another.  Experience the awe-inspiring dancers of Eisenhower Dance in a program that includes works by Artistic Director, Stephanie Pizzo, Joshua Manculich and Founding Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower.

EISENHOWER DANCE has spent the past 26 years giving life to the repertoire of internationally known choreographers, as well as the highly acclaimed work of Founding Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower. 

“Dance that touches the soul…” Susan Hall-Balduf, Detroit Free Press

This year, Eisenhower Dance begins a new chapter as Stephanie Pizzo assumes the role of Artistic Director of Eisenhower Dance.  She plans to continue to expand the company’s innovation and artistic vision while honoring the legacy of Eisenhower Dance’s founder.

Established in metro Detroit by Eisenhower in 1991, the Company presents an annual subscription series and tours internationally.

The company has performed works by choreographers Edgar Zendejas, David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch, Ron de Jesus, Gina Patterson, Lauren Edson and Harrison McEldowney, to name a few.

The Company’s mission of collaboration has resulted in performances with the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Warren Symphony, the Immigrant Suns, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, the Rackham Symphony Choir, the Motor City Lyric Opera and the Toledo Opera, among others.