We are a charity and dance development organisation based in Liverpool. We work with dancers of every age, ability, class and ethnicity to inspire our local community through the power of movement. Nurturing talent through our studio classes and residencies, we support dancers from their tentative first steps to achieving their personal goals, and inclusion is the core of everything we do.

Engaging with dance artists through a professional development programme, we offer free studio time, training, mentorship and opportunities to work with us on a freelance basis in educational, corporate and community settings.

Through our dance and health strategy, we engage people who wouldn’t normally have access to dance, including those living with asthma and dementia, promote dance as a means to mental and physical wellbeing in collaboration with the health sector.

MDI is not only the main champion of dance in the region, it is one of the leaders in championing diversity arts in the country. Their work, whether promoting quality dance or community access to great dance experiences, is second to none.
Francisco Carrasco

We also work in partnership with venues across the North West to commission and present original, groundbreaking and captivating dance as part of the annual LEAP Dance Festival.

MDI is a member of COoL; a diverse collective of key arts organisations in Liverpool championing the arts, changing perceptions and creating possibilities.