mno-buttonaha1In 1962, Loyce Houlton started the Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT), creating a place for both professional and emerging dancers to perform and develop. Houlton’s daughter, Lise Houlton, now carries on the legacy of MDT, reinforcing tradition and encouraging collaboration. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy.

Special Thanks:
Kristen Rotter
Denise Culshaw

Additional Media:
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Joel S. Hauserman
Minnesota Dance Theatre Archives
Jack Mitchell
Jeffrey Pedersen
Daniel Sorine
TPT Archives

Minnesota Music in this Segment:
Mogul Music