Established in 2005 as a project-directed organization by Co-Artistic Directors Lesley Snelson and Amy L.Sleigh who, after earning MFA degrees in dance from Texas Woman's University, seized the opportunity to utilize the immense talent of other dance artists emerging from surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth universities. M2DT seeks to provide local performance and choreographic opportunities for these dance artists. M2DT's mission is to support the work of North Texas dance artists who develop the human experience by connecting everyday experiences to perspectives that ask audiences to question their values, morality or perceptions. M2DT seeks to provide local performances and choreographic opportunities for dance artists in their evocative use of dance as an organic art form. M2DT supports emerging artists by organizing public performances of their danceworks.