Youth Ensemble

School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet Youth Ensemble

Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s 2019/2020 Youth Ensemble, Photo by Shauna Maschmann

Front Row (L-R): Sydney, Rachel, Eva, Eleanor, Sara

Back Row (L-R): Ensa, Lillian, Kailey, Aiyanna, Sophie

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. Learn more about our Youth Ensemble dancers here!

Auditions for the 2020/2021 Youth Ensemble will be on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Registration will start at 12:30pm and the audition class will be from 1-3pm. Dancers must wear a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes (pointe shoes if applicable). Please also bring a headshot, first arabesque photo, and resumé. The audition will consist of a ballet class and Youth Ensemble repertoire. Dancers who will be in Ballet III-Ballet VI in Fall 2020 are eligible and encouraged to audition. RSVP to our Facebook event here.

In addition to the School of MCB Winter and Spring showcases, students in the Youth Ensemble have also performed at Youth Americ Grand Prix, National Dance Week St. Louis, Carmina Burana, Grant Arts Night, MCB’s Choreographic Installation, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Joining the Youth Ensemble is a commitment to rehearsals and performances from August 2020- June 2021, so please consider that when auditioning.

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


2020-2021 Season

August 9, 2020 Youth Ensemble Audition- Registration: 12:30p, Audition: 1p-3p Students entering Ballet III & up in Fall 2020 are eligible to audition.

Performances TBA!

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