Minnesota Dance Theatre and The Dance Institute

528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403


In 1962 Loyce Houlton embarked on an artistic journey that would change the artistic landscape and have a lasting impact on the world of dance. The legacy of Minnesota Dance Theatre continues with a courageous vision and masterfully-integrated dance techniques that represent this flagship organization.

Minnesota Dance Theatre is currently renowned as one of Minnesota's cultural treasures with an eclectic international voice performing "dance that dares".

"Being aware of our changing environment without losing the richness of the past we can incorporate and integrate into our program the worthwhile moments of movement that can change the visible world of dance ... the art we serve and love."

Minnesota Dance Theatre and The Dance Institute actively develop new avenues and collaborations of dance education beyond the studio in order to reach students and audiences of all backgrounds. This ensures dynanism in the development of the art form and enriches the life of our community.

The mission of Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute is to create masterful and provocative dance performances which entertain and inspire audiences, and to foster talent by providing a comprehensive classical and contemporary training curriculum focused on the technical and artistic demands of a professional dance career.

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