Youth Ensemble

School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet Youth Ensemble

2018-2019 Youth Ensemble (Clockwise from left): Aiyanna Williams, Lillian Berry, Kendall Lademann, Sophie Connell

Founded in 2015, the School of MCB’s Youth Ensemble (formerly Student Performance Company) aims to provide our most advanced students with performance opportunities in a professional atmosphere to further prepare them for a future career in dance.

In addition to the School of MCB Winter and Spring showcases, students in the Youth Ensemble also have an opportunity to perform with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet. This includes productions such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and MCB’s annual choreographic installation.

Auditions are held annually in August. Students in Ballet III and above are eligible to audition.

The Youth Ensemble is a tremendous opportunity for students, but also a serious commitment. Please carefully read the Youth Ensemble Contract to ensure you are able to give the time and effort required.

2018-2019 Season

August 11, 2018 Auditions; 10:30a-12:30p
Students entering Ballet III & up in Fall 2018 eligible to audition
November 28, 2018 Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’
November 30, 2018 Missouri Contemporary Ballet Choreographic Installation
December 8, 2018 DanceAbility Winter Showcase
December 17, 2018 Christmas Program at Candlelight Lodge Assisted Living
January 12, 2019 Miss Columbia Pageant
February 16, 2019 Student Choreographic Installation & YAGP Preview
February 21-24, 2019 Youth America Grand Prix Regionals in Kansas City, MO
April 27, 2019 National Dance Week – St. Louis
May 4, 2019 DanceAbility Spring Showcase
June 1 & 2, 2019 Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

Additional performances TBA!

Please contact us at 573-825-0095 or school@missouricontemporaryballet.org if you are interested in inviting the School of MCB Youth Ensemble to perform at your event/institution.