2020-2021 Season

Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s 15th anniversary season generously sponsored by:



 MCB values the health of our community, our audiences, and our dancers. As a result of the uncertainty created by COVID-19, we had to cancel the entirety of our 2020 season. With much deliberation and heavy hearts, we decided that it would be in the best interest of our dancers and community to cancel our performances. Knowing this would cause a great financial loss, we invited the community to join with our board, staff, students, and dancers to bring the excitement and energy of our usual live performances to a special fundraising effort unique to our times. Our goal was to raise $50,000 by December 31 so we could greet the new year with renewed vitality and inspiration. Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of our community, we were able to surpass that goal. We are so thankful for that support and hope it continues as we welcome the new year. Stay tuned for updates about performances and events in 2021. In the meantime, find out how to join the Friends of MCB membership program and become a part of our effort to dance through to the other side.

Date TBD – Spring to Dance

Presented by Dance St. Louis

Missouri Contemporary Ballet will be performing at this year’s SPRING TO DANCE performance presented by Dance St. Louis!

May 1 & 2, 2021 – LIVE!

At Jesse Auditorium, presented by the University Concert Series

Missouri Contemporary Ballet presents an audience favorite, LIVE!, featuring both live dance & live music.  LIVE! will include three world premieres, acclaimed works from the MCB repertoire, & original compositions from local musicians including Tom Andes & Travis McFarlane. MCB Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy, Resident Choreographer Fernando Rodriguez, and guest choreographer Stephanie Martinez will wow you with their innovative choreography set to a compilation of diverse live music.

Date TBD – Dancing with Missouri Stars

At Holiday Inn Expo Center

One of the premier social events of the year, MCB’s annual flagship event brings local celebrity dancers & high-spirited theatrics together in a mid-Missouri edition of the popular TV show. Join us for our thirteenth annual Dancing with Missouri Stars at the Holiday Inn Expo Center!

Date TBD – MCB’s Collaboration with Missouri Symphony 

At Missouri Theatre, presented by the University Concert Series

Music and motion come together to evoke emotion unlike any other. This collaboration explores the interaction between classical music and contemporary ballet and will challenge audience expectations of both. The athleticism of the dancers, the twists and turns of contemporary ballet, and the artistry of the dancers as they engage with the music are sure to enthrall audiences. The professional dance company of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet will perform original choreography accompanied by a live performance of the Missouri Symphony. The performance is a fusion of two classical art forms with a contemporary twist, fostering the natural dialogue between dance and music, providing an opportunity for our artists to broaden their understanding of one another’s expressions, and providing audiences with a chance to experience this dialogue through a powerful, immersive experience.