Laurie Eisenhower is a choreographer, teacher, and artistic director of Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (EDE). In the early years of her career, she danced with various dance companies and choreographers, most notably, Pilobolus Dance Theatre and David Parsons. In 1991, she formed the EDE, which has grown from a small ensemble into a national touring company. She has created more than 100 dances for EDE and has collaborated with numerous artists and organizations, such as the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Warren Symphony, and Michigan Opera Theatre. She has received frequent grants and honors for her work, including the ArtServe Michigan Governor’s Awards for Arts & Culture.