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Mareck Dance Founded in 2006, Missouri Contemporary Ballet (MCB) is a non-profit professional dance company that

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🌟 Choreographer Spotlight: Autumn Eckman  Autumn has been hard at work in the Mareck Dance studios for the last 10 days ...
09/22/2022

🌟 Choreographer Spotlight: Autumn Eckman

Autumn has been hard at work in the Mareck Dance studios for the last 10 days creating her brand new work set to new music composed by David K. Isreal. Her stunning ballet will premiere this Fall at the Missouri Theatre as part of the University Concert Series.
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Learn more about the incredibly talented Autumn below. ⬇️

Autumn Eckman, from Atlanta, GA, an Assistant Professor of Dance at Kennesaw State University. She received her formative training from the Houston Ballet Academy. Autumn had the privilege to dance with Giordano Dance Chicago where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer and Director Giordano II, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Lucky Plush Productions, Ron De Jesus Dance, State Street Ballet and The Cambrians.

This premiere marks her fourth work for Mareck Dance. She holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of Iowa and is certified in the Giordano Jazz Dance Technique through the Nan Giordano Certification Program and in Level One of Revolutionary Principles of Movement. She is dedicated to sharing her experience of over 20 years of performing, choreographing and teaching and has served as master faculty for organizations including The Ballet Alliance Festival, Open Doors Dance Festival, Vitacca Vocational School for Dance, the Bates Dance Festival. She is a former Instructor at Northern Illinois University and Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. Upon Autumn's return to Atlanta she served as inaugural faculty at the School of the Arts at Central Gwinnett High School for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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University Concert Series Donor Presale is happening NOW! You can catch Mareck Dance THREE times during the exciting 202...
09/21/2022

University Concert Series Donor Presale is happening NOW! You can catch Mareck Dance THREE times during the exciting 2022-2023 season!

SAVE THE DATE for our Fall performances: ‘Unleashed’ on November 11th and 12th!

Thank you to University Concert Series, Missouri Theatre, and our ‘Unleashed’ sponsors, Tracy and Eric Barnes.

*Presale tickets are only available through the box office at this time. Regular performance tickets will be on sale next week!
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09/20/2022

It has been pure MAGIC🪄in the studio with choreographing for the last week! With brand new music by this piece brings ALL the feels!! 🙌

This work will premiere alongside 5 other pieces in our Fall rep show as part of the University Concert Series at the Missouri Theatre. Stay tuned for more info and details… you will not want to miss this performance!
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Autumn Eckman Dara N. Schlesinger Karen Mareck Grundy Kendall Lademann Nathan Crewe-Kluge Stephen Blood Sarah Murphy Elise Mosbacher Ashleigh Sewell Victoria VanderPlas University Concert Series Missouri Theatre

💃 YOU are officially invited to a Ballet Soirée!! 🩰🥂 An evening of fun, drinks, and dance benefitting Mareck Center for ...
09/17/2022

💃 YOU are officially invited to a Ballet Soirée!! 🩰

🥂 An evening of fun, drinks, and dance benefitting Mareck Center for Dance!

📅 Have you marked your calendar yet?!

When: Thursday, October 13th from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Location provided with ticket purchase
What: A FUN evening with drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided by local restaurants and bars
What to wear: Your best reds!
Why: To support Mareck Center for Dance as we kick off our 17th season!
How: Purchase tickets through the link below. Get your tickets in advance to save!

https://givebutter.com/enfLlX

Stay tuned for another exciting announcement!! 🕺🌟😱
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🌟 Dancer Spotlight: Ashleigh Sewell, Associate Performer.We are thrilled to welcome Ashleigh to Mareck Dance! Learn more...
09/14/2022

🌟 Dancer Spotlight: Ashleigh Sewell, Associate Performer.

We are thrilled to welcome Ashleigh to Mareck Dance! Learn more about Ashleigh’s training and career below and swipe through the photos to learn 3 fun facts about her!! 👏
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A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Ashleigh began her dance training at Dance Arts of Bowling Green under Clifton Keefer Brown and Ashleigh Keefer. At 14, she undertook additional training as a dual-credit student at Western Kentucky University, taking ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz and performing in several productions a year. As a high school senior, Ashleigh joined the Trainee Program at Nashville Ballet. After one season, she was invited to join the Second Company, where she danced from 2017-2020 and performed original works by Paul Vasterling, Christopher Stuart, Kathryn Linsley, Robert Colby Damon, Michael Bearden, Gina Patterson, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Mollie Sansone.

She danced with Fort Wayne Ballet from the fall of 2020 through the spring of 2022.
Ashleigh has also participated in additional training programs at a variety of companies across the US including BalletX, Fort Wayne Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Hubbard Street, Nashville Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy NYC, Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, The Rock School for Dance Education, and Atlanta Ballet.
Ashleigh is incredibly excited for her first season with Mareck Dance!
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09/12/2022

🤩Nothing like a fresh photoshoot to kick off a new season!

📸 With the talent in front of and behind the camera, these are photos are sure to be FIERCE!!

Stay tuned for the final shots…


📸 by: LG Patterson
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Karen Mareck Grundy Nathan Crewe-Kluge Kendall Lademann Elise Mosbacher Stephen Blood Sarah Murphy Dara N. Schlesinger

09/10/2022

Ending our 3rd week of rehearsals with a 💥BANG!Literally. 😂 Thankfully, our dancer Victoria VanderPlas was not injured and we can watch this repeatedly for a good laugh.🤣

Here’s to a restful weekend and another fun week of rehearsals ahead! 👏👏👏
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Karen Mareck Grundy Kendall Lademann Nathan Crewe-Kluge Elise Mosbacher Sarah Murphy Stephen Blood Dara Schlesinger Ashleigh Sewell

SAVE THE DATE  📅Please join us for a Ballet Soirée to benefit Mareck Center for Dance! WHEN: Thursday, October 13th from...
09/07/2022

SAVE THE DATE 📅

Please join us for a Ballet Soirée to benefit Mareck Center for Dance!

WHEN: Thursday, October 13th from 6:30-9:30pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click the link below!

https://givebutter.com/enfLlX

Stay tuned for more fun details… 💃
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🆕🪧A new name calls for a new sign!!Mareck Center for Dance is currently enrolling students for the Fall semester with cl...
08/31/2022

🆕🪧A new name calls for a new sign!!

Mareck Center for Dance is currently enrolling students for the Fall semester with classes for ALL ages! Come check out our new sign in person and find a dance class that’s right for you. 💃🕺
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 ‘s DanceAbility fundraiser was a success! 🎉 DanceAbility gives dancers with different abilities (ages 4 through adult) ...
08/29/2022

‘s DanceAbility fundraiser was a success! 🎉

DanceAbility gives dancers with different abilities (ages 4 through adult) an opportunity to learn and explore the world of dance.

A special thanks to Waves Cider Company, Gina’s Vegan A Go Go, and the artists who participated in the silent auction. We are so grateful to everyone who came out to support this program! 🙏

For more information about the DanceAbility program, please contact the Mareck Center for Dance at (573) 825-0095 or [email protected].
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Jennifer Adelstein Highbarger Karen Mareck Grundy Kendall Lademann Sarah Murphy Victoria VanderPlas Nathan Crewe-Kluge Waves Cider Company Gina’s Vegan A Go Go DanceAbility

08/26/2022

First week back in the studio ✅

The dancers are already hard at work prepping for Mareck Dance’s Fall shows in November! 💃🕺😎

More to come…
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Day 1️⃣ of the company’s 17th season and 1st season as Mareck Dance!! ✔️ ⚡️ EXCITING performances and events are in stor...
08/22/2022

Day 1️⃣ of the company’s 17th season and 1st season as Mareck Dance!! ✔️

⚡️ EXCITING performances and events are in store.

🌟 An INCREDIBLE group of strong, versatile, and talented dancers.

💥 Fresh, BOLD, and inspiring leadership by our Artistic & Executive Director, Karen Mareck Grundy.

Stay tuned to Mareck Dance as we UNLEASH the 17th season!!

Swipe to see the dancers in their true form. 😂
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Karen Mareck Grundy Elise Mosbacher Nathan Crewe-Kluge Stephen Blood Kendall Lademann Kristopher Estes-Brown Victoria VanderPlas Dara Schlesinger Ashleigh Sewell

Join  this Saturday, 8/20 for the Fall Open House!  What: FREE sample classes! Where: 110 Orr St. Suite 102When: Ages 3-...
08/18/2022

Join this Saturday, 8/20 for the Fall Open House!

What: FREE sample classes!
Where: 110 Orr St. Suite 102
When: Ages 3-7 10-10:30am, Ages 7-12 10:30-11:30am, 12+ 11:30am-12:30pm, and Beginning Adult Ballet 12:30-1:30pm.

We offer classes for all ages and you can register for the Fall session on site!

Bring a friend and let’s dance! 💃🕺🩰

For more information please email: [email protected] or call: 573-825-0095.
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 from  ! 🍂The fall semester is quickly approaching, and we are so excited!! 🥳 🏠 Make sure to join us for an open house o...
08/16/2022

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🍂The fall semester is quickly approaching, and we are so excited!! 🥳

🏠 Make sure to join us for an open house on Saturday, August 20th from 10am-2pm at Mareck Center for Dance. 110 Orr St. Suite 102, 65201.

🩰 Stop by for a free sample class and check out our discounted MCB merch while you’re here!!

🌟 PARENTS: Mareck Center for Dance is the only dance school in Columbia with teachers who are PROFESSIONAL DANCERS!! Where you choose to educate your child in dance MATTERS. Beyond the exceptional professional education, Mareck Center for Dance is a community of inclusivity, support, and developing the whole child through movement to motivate and inspire.

🤗 We can’t wait to see you!

For more information please email: [email protected] or
call: 573-825-0095.

*Mareck Center for Dance is formally known as School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet.
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Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our performances of ‘LIVE!’ April 8th and 9th, 2022. Mareck Dance, for...
07/27/2022

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our performances of ‘LIVE!’ April 8th and 9th, 2022. Mareck Dance, formerly Missouri Contemporary Ballet, prides itself on the community that supports these performances. Knowing that not everyone was able to attend in person, we are presenting an online release of ‘LIVE!’ A celebration of the power of extraordinary dancing to live music by brilliant musicians.

Tickets are on sale NOW, and will be available for two weeks! 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. 🏠

This audience favorite, ‘LIVE!’, includes three world premieres, acclaimed works from the Mareck Dance repertoire, and original compositions from local musicians including Tom Andes and Travis McFarlane. Stimulate your senses by feeling the energy of the professional dancers alongside brilliant musicians. 🩰🎶

🔗Tap the link below to purchase your tickets!🎟

https://givebutter.com/LIVE2022

We hope you’ll gather with friends and family for a showing of Mareck Dance's ‘LIVE!’ 📺🍿🥂
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Photos by Shyvision Photography
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😱 Something exciting is coming… If there were a way you could watch the INCREDIBLE dancers of Mareck Dance in the comfor...
07/26/2022

😱 Something exciting is coming…

If there were a way you could watch the INCREDIBLE dancers of Mareck Dance in the comfort of your own home… that’s something you’d wanna know more about, right?!

Starting Wednesday, 7/27/22 at 12pm CST, you will be able to! Stay tuned tomorrow for ALL the information to get access to your very own link to watch the ‘LIVE!’ Performances which premiered on April 8th and 9th, 2022.

By looking at these photos you can see this is a performance not to be missed!

Who’s ready for a viewing party?! 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️🍿📺
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Photos by: Jeff Bassinson
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🥂You sipped, 🛍 you shopped, and 🫶you supported Mareck Dance.  Thank you to everyone who came out to Sip & Shop to suppor...
07/19/2022

🥂You sipped, 🛍 you shopped, and 🫶you supported Mareck Dance.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Sip & Shop to support Mareck Dance, and thank you to the shops and restaurants who participated in this FUNdraiser. 🙏

We had a blast and look forward to it again next year. 🎉
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🎟 Get your tickets TODAY, because tomorrow is the DAY! 🎉 Our FUN annual Sip & Shop event is back for the first time in s...
07/15/2022

🎟 Get your tickets TODAY, because tomorrow is the DAY! 🎉

Our FUN annual Sip & Shop event is back for the first time in several years!

Here’s how it works:

1️⃣ Pick up your map and clue cards between 1-2:30pm at the Mareck Dance studios - 110 Orr St.

2️⃣ Follow the clues to find special gifts and discounts at your favorite downtown retailers & restaurants! 🎁

3️⃣ Visit at least 5 of the 10 locations to meet up with your friends at Pressed, Columbia MO’s luxuriously modern rooftop space, for a FREE cocktail!🍹

OR

Skip the scavenger hunt and meetup for the post-event soiree at Pressed @ 5:00p – 803 E Walnut St.

🌟 BONUS: Visit all 10 locations for the chance to win a pair of free tickets to Mareck Dance’s 17th annual Fall performance.🎟

Click the link ⬇️ for more info and to purchase tickets.

https://missouricontemporaryballet.org/events/sip-shop/

Comment below if we’ll see you there! 🥂🛍
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Columbia, MO
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(573) 219-7134

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Tis' the Season of giving. Tis' also the season of Bourbon and awesome events like this Bourbon Social to Benefit Missouri Contemporary Ballet Sponsored by TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors! There's still some Single Barrel tickets left which include a bottle of Four Roses Private Select! It's a unique bottle that you can't get anywhere else! The bottle alone is worth the ticket price! Hope to see you there!
Karen Mareck Grundy from Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Their production is "Emerge."
Missouri Contemporary Ballet opens its 16th season with "EMERGE" at the Missouri Theatre Friday. This annual fall performance, presented by the University Concert Series, will feature three world premieres and other work from the company's previous shows.
Live performances, music, comedy and good ole theater are back this fall. Vox has curated a list of shows you won't want to miss. As you mark your calendars with performances by the Missouri Contemporary Ballet or a Christmas-themed musical by Capital City Productions, we'd love to know which shows or plays you're looking forward to the most.
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Photo courtesy Missouri Contemporary Ballet
📸: Jeff Bassinson
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“Someone in a white-dominated profession can only experience life through the level of their privilege and not underneath it,” Fernando Rodriguez, Missouri Contemporary Ballet's resident choreographer, says. “It's important to have voices from those parts of life being able to produce and create work (and) spread knowledge about their culture that can't be represented by anyone else who hasn't lived that.”
“(Missouri Contemporary Ballet) has a long history of diversity within their dancers," MCB choreographer Fernando Rodriguez says. "And for being such a small number of people in the company, I think (it) is a large representation, compared to large companies who may have like one or two people." Missouri Contemporary Ballet
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Missouri Contemporary Ballet is thrilled to announce that tickets for MCB’s performance of LIVE! are officially on sale through Ticketmaster and the Missouri Theatre Box Office. The performances will take place at Jesse Auditorium so audience members are able to practice social distancing properly with “pod seating” for each set of tickets purchased.

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 the MCB repertoire choreographed by Executive/Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy, Resident Choreographer Fernando Rodriguez, Autumn Eckman, Stephanie Martinez, and Shannon Lee West.

Link to purchase tickets for Saturday, May 1 at 7 pm
https://am.ticketmaster.com/muconcerts/ism/MUNKMDUwMQ==#/
Link to purchase tickets for Sunday, May 2 at 2 pm
https://am.ticketmaster.com/muconcerts/ism/MUNKMDUwMg==#/
To purchase over the phone call the Missouri Theatre Box Office at 573-882-3781.
Practicing some for the upcoming performance on May 1-2 with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet at Jesse Auditorium. Not only do I get to play some of my original music (reworked in Ableton!) for this performance, but I also get to do these fun rolls and triples for an electronic treatment of Bach’s 999, among others.
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Local dance organizations such as Columbia Dance Academy and Missouri Contemporary Ballet, have had to creatively cope with the pandemic by adapting to online teaching and virtual dance performances.
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