Powers is a native of the Detroit area and holds a BS degree in Dance Education from the University of Michigan, and an MA in Theatre from Wayne State University.She served as Chair of the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance from 1993-2003. Eva has served on numerous Boards for local, state and national dance organizations.
As a consultant in dance education for primary and secondary schools, she is well known for her exciting classroom work integrating dance into the school curriculum, and for conducting stimulating workshops for teachers. Most recently, her attention has also turned to Gyrotonic and Pilates for dancers. She is a certified Gyrotonic and Pilates instructor and is a master teacher for Stott PIlates International, training teachers throughout the state of Michigan as well as conducting workshops and courses at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Utrecht University (Amsterdam) and in Sao Paulo (Brazil).