The School of

Missouri Contemporary Ballet


Welcome MCB to our Family!

WE are thrilled to announce our alliance with Missouri Contemporary Ballet!  We have worked with each other for the past 8 years and are so excited to have them as part of the Presser Family.

School of MCB 



The not-for-profit School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet, in advancement of the Company’s Mission, cultivates the artistic and personal development of their students by providing a supportive environment of dance study to motivate and inspire.


The School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s Vision is to develop the skills of the student both professionally and artistically by introducing both traditional and innovative dance technique. This Vision is supported by two fundamental principles which provide our foundation: continual growth & the pursuit of excellence.
The School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet is guided by the strategic ideals of Missouri Contemporary Ballet; providing education, promoting involvement in the arts, and enriching our community. These goals require hiring the highest caliber instructors, developing a competitive yet supportive class structure, and retaining students dedicated to the study of dance.
Attaining our Vision requires diligence, creativity, confidence, and fortitude from our staff, instructors, students, and supporters.

MCB Mexico Schedule Fall 2015


Register HERE!


 School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet


110 Orr Street, Suite 102 & 106 Columbia, MO 65201 573-825-0095

Musical Theatre Dance Camp!

School of MCB Presents

Musical Theatre Dance Camp

June 27 – July 1

Join us for this special song & dance workshop to help make you the best musical theatre performer you can be. We will introduce dance fundamentals of ballet and jazz, providing a technical foundation from which to explore a variety of musical theatre dance styles from classic choreographers such as Bob Fosse (Sweet Charity), Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) and Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line). Vocal coaching and breath support while dancing will be a major component of the camp. Finally we will put on a small production of show stopping hits from Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line and West Side Story. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive training from professional dancers, singers and performers to become a triple threat!

Musical Theatre Dance Camp

June 27 – July 1


Ages 8-19



Presser Performing Arts Center


The School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet

 Children’s Division 

Creative Movement: (3 and up): Designed for our youngest students to explore body capabilities and movement. Creative movement allows for active minds while introducing ballet class discipline, coordination and rhythm.

 Pre-Ballet:Designed for ages 6+ to introduce the fundamentals of ballet. Students will learn the ballet positions along with basic technique and age appropriate steps.

DanceAbilityWe are thrilled to begin 2015 with the start of an educational outreach program called DanceAbility. This program at the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet is catered toward students with special needs.The School of MCB’s mission is to cultivate the artistic and personal development of our students by providing a supportive environment of dance study to motivate and inspire. DanceAbility will further this mission by giving students with special needs an opportunity to learn and explore the world of dance.If you are interested in signing your child up for DanceAbility, call    The School of MCB: 573/825-0095;

Pre-Professional Division

(ages 8 and up, students will be required to take two ballet classes per week)

 Ballet I-V and pointe:  Beginning with Level I, students will learn classical ballet techniques with an awareness of alignment and discipline enabling them to progress to higher levels. Mastery of skill set is assessed by the instructor & determines class placement. Students will be required to take two ballet classes each week.



15 Truths about Dance

click here

Portland Ballet says it well  written by Melanie Doskocil, on the subject

of Being a professional dancer.  Why would someone from Mexico, Missouri

pursue such a daunting artistic challenge?  Professional dancers have to come from

somewhere and why not Mexico, Missouri?  They’re not all from metropolitan areas!




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