MDO Mission

The mission of the Missouri Dance Organization (MDO) is connecting the Missouri dance community. 

MDO Vision

The vision of the Missouri Dance Organization (MDO) is to enhancing the lives of all Missourians through the art of dance by providing vital networking, resources, and education.


The Missouri Dance Organization is a nonprofit member-driven association working to support dance arts and dance education in the state of Missouri.


It serves dance professionals at various stages in their careers, and assists dancers, choreographers, teachers, dance companies, and students in the passionate pursuit of a career in the field of dance.


MDO is a state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. 

Who We Are

We strive to serve the professional dance community, and are committed to our members and their endeavors.


MDO members work in a diversity of roles and a range of disciplines.  A variety of dance styles and professions are supported and, several regions of the state represented.


Members include:

-dancers and dance companies

-freelance dance artists

-K-12 dance educators

-arts administrators 

-college and university dance programs

-studio owners


-dance presenters and employers of  dance professionals

-graduate and undergraduate dance students

-somatics practitioners and movement therapists



MDO also provides resources to inform and educate dance audiences, parents of dancers, administrators of dance programs, and dance enthusiasts!