2020-2021 Season



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

Barnes Healthcare Management | MLNHA



COVID NOTE: The University Concert Series is working directly with the Boone County Health Department to ensure the theatre is following all required health and safety protocols for Covid-19. Capacity is limited in the theatre so purchase your tickets early to reserve your seats.  

For more information: 573-219-7134 / info@missouricontemporaryballet.org

May 28 – Online Release of LIVE!

Earlier this month, Missouri Contemporary Ballet was fortunate  enough to be able to hold a socially distanced performance of LIVE! in person. This was our first performance since November of 2019. Knowing that not everyone was able, or felt ready to attend in person, we have decided to present an online release of LIVE! as well. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, May 28th at noon, and will be available for one week. For $30, the entire performance of LIVE!, including the musical interludes played by our esteemed musicians between each piece, can be watched from the comfort of your home. LIVE! is an audience favorite, featuring both live dance and live music. The production consists of music from various genres including original compositions by local artists Tom Andes and Molly Healey. LIVE!  features five world premieres and one piece from the MCB repertoire choreographed by Executive/Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy, Resident Choreographer Fernando Rodriguez, and guest choreographers Shannon Lee West, Autumn Eckman and Stephanie Martinez. We hope you’ll gather with friends and family over the Memorial Day weekend for a showing of Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s LIVE!

We are forever grateful to our sponsors who helped make this possible: Barnes Healthcare Management, Miller’s Professional Imaging, BMW of Columbia, Missouri, Mercedes-Benz of Columbia, True Media, and the University Concert Series.

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!

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. We are currently unsure whether we will be able to host our annual Dancing with Missouri Stars in 2021, due to continuing COVID-19 precautions. Please stay tuned on our website and social media for updates.

Past Performances

May 1 & 2, 2021 – LIVE!

At Jesse Auditorium, presented by the University Concert Series

LIVE! is an audience favorite, featuring both live dance and live music. This production consists of music from various genres including original compositions by Tom Andes and Molly Healey. LIVE! will feature five world premieres and one piece from our repertoire choreographed by MCB Executive/Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy, Resident Choreographer Fernando Rodriguez, Autumn Eckman, Stephanie Martinez and Shannon Lee West.

Prefer to book over the phone? Call the Missouri Theatre Box Office at 573-882-3781.