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Douglas Yeuell


Douglas Yeuell, Executive/Artistic Director, plays a major role in the DC region's arts community and has led Joy of Motion DC (JOMDC) since 1989 through a period of substantial growth. During his tenure, JOMDC has expanded from a one-room studio to a major performing arts organization with 3 locations serving tens of thousands of children and adults every year. In addition to increasing the scope of dance classes, workshops, and performing ensembles offered by JOMDC, Yeuell launched outreach initiatives to schools in Maryland, Virginia, and the District, and secured the designation of JOMDC as a regional dance center for the DEA Youth Dance Program. Most recently, Yeuell was integral in the development and construction of new dance studios for JOMDC as part of the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast DC.

Yeuell has an active career as a teacher and artist at numerous institutions throughout the country and world. He has taught at numerous colleges and universities throughout the United States, has been a guest teacher for Dance Masters of America, and has taught internationally in Italy, Russia, and Austria.

As a dancer and artist, Yeuell has performed throughout the region as a soloist and choreographer, and is also the director of his own jazz dance ensemble, Jazzdanz/dc.

Actively engaged in the local arts community, Yeuell has served on the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Educators of Dance Organization, the Grants Committee of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the Arts and Entertainment Advisory Committee of the Bethesda Urban Partnership. He is currently Chair of the Board for Dance Metro DC, the regional service organization for dance, and Chair of Dance Bethesda, an annual dance festival held in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, and a member of the CulturalDC Board of Directors. Yeuell was awarded the Alan M. Kriegsman Award at the 2008 Metro DC Dance Awards for his service to the dance community.

Current as of July 2013
Doug Yeuell