Ballet Relevés for Black Lives
Missouri Contemporary Ballet and the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet stand with you. We are joining ballet companies and schools across the country in #BalletRelevesforBlackLives. Ballet is a silent art form, but we cannot choose silence any longer. It is at the core of our values and our mission to support the advancement of racial equality in dance and in all aspects of life. We have always been and will continue to be committed to looking honestly at our organization to acknowledge injustice, as well as make changes that support inclusivity for our entire community. Dance is for everyone. Black Lives Matter.
We have decided to make a few changes to our dress code to be more inclusive. From now on, students will have the option to wear tights and shoes that most closely match their skin tone. Additionally, any hairstyle that keeps hair away from the face and neck is permitted, as long as the hair will not be hitting the dancer in the face when turning. We understand and acknowledge that these changes alone are not enough, and we will continue to fight for racial justice in our community.
Due to the changing circumstances in regards to COVID-19, we have had to postpone and cancel many MCB events, however, the School of MCB will be holding a Fall Semester with both in-person and virtual options. Please click here for more information. We are going to make sure to keep our website and social media updated during the coming weeks. Check back here and visit our socia media for updates!
Missouri Contemporary Ballet is the only professional dance company in mid-Missouri and a leading arts non-profit in the community. We create and present world-class dance productions and provide educational opportunities through outreach programs and the School of MCB.
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