School Mission

The mission of Minnesota Dance Theatre is to present masterful and inspiring dance through performance and education.

Training Tomorrow’s Dancers Today

Students of our school inherit knowledge from our renowned faculty, who nurture each child’s potential for artistry and self-confidence. Joy and agility are encouraged through training, mentoring and performing experiences furthering their skills and talents.

Our faculty is dedicated to providing guidance and experience that shape the performer both technically and artistically – not only to become professional dancers, but to develop the confidence and discipline in pursuing all life goals.

Students of All Abilities & Ages

Students ranging from pre-school to adults take part in classes designed to meet a variety of abilities. Central to our purpose is inspiring and challenging students to achieve their best.

Over 50 Years of History

MDT&S is the official school of Minnesota Dance Theatre. Founded in 1962, and merged with Ballet Arts Minnesota in 2006 for a collective history of over 50 years, the School has achieved national recognition as a leading dance institution in the United States. Since its inception, MDT has insisted upon the partnership of a professional performing company and a dance school – there would not be one without the other.