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.