Missouri Ballet Theatre was founded in May of 2009 by Founder and Artistic Director Adam Sage and is in residence at COCA – Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. Since its inception, MBT has brought first class dance to the community holding performances of The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Dracula, Peter & the Wolf, New Beginnings, Concepts, Breaking Boundaries and Dancing on the Edge.
MBT has held educational performances for over 2,000 young people in our effort to continue educating young audiences about dance and the arts in general. In our productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Mermaid more than 1200 local children have been afforded the opportunity to perform side by side with professional dancers in these wonderful ballet classics.
In recognition of our community’s rich tradition of arts innovation and virtuosity, Missouri Ballet Theatre seeks to inspire and cultivate excellence in classical and contemporary dance:
- Through distinctive collaborations with area arts organizations, performers, and musicians to explore the fusion of movement with other forms of artistic expression
- By providing a platform for well-trained and focused professional dancers to flourish in a stimulating and creative environment
- By espousing artistic enrichment through educational outreach, youth participation and charitable partnerships.