MCB Companies

The Mid-Columbia Ballet (MCB) is made up of three companies: Senior, Intermediate, and Junior Company. Having a three-Company structure provides the MCB with a pipeline of talented dancers who arrive at the Senior Company level well-trained and knowing what is expected of a performer. All of the MCB dancers perform in two annual productions, the Nutcracker and our Spring production. A tiered Company structure allows the MCB to provide the best possible dance experience for our audience members.  They see quality in our dance and professionalism in our productions.

The Senior Company receives national recognition as a member of Regional Dance America/Pacific where the MCB has held the ranking of “Honor Company” since 1992. MCB was honored in 1998 by being invited to perform at the International Ballet Competition. Each year MCB performs at the Pacific Regional Dance America Festival. MCB has hosted this event four times, most recently in 2010. This event, which included over 20 dance companies from the western United States, brought approximately 600 dancers, parents, and faculty members to the Tri-Cities for five days of classes, demonstrations and public performances.


SENIOR COMPANY


2014-15 Mid-Columbia Ballet Senior Company
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The Senior Company is the primary performing group of the Mid-Columbia Ballet. These dancers are at the highest pre-professional level and dance the leading roles in our productions. All Senior Company members meet the minimum age requirement for membership in Regional Dance America (RDA), and they attend RDA’s annual Festival. Each year, Mid-Columbia Ballet dancers receive scholarships for summer study at prestigious programs throughout the United States. The MCB has alumni that have gone on to professional dance careers, including ballet companies, Broadway touring companies, and Las Vegas shows.


INTERMEDIATE COMPANY


2014-15 Mid-Columbia Ballet Intermediate Company
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The Intermediate Company consists of dancers who are transitioning from the Junior Company to the Senior Company. These dancers mentor the Junior Company dancers and perform with both companies in educational outreach performances as well as in MCB public performances.


JUNIOR COMPANY


2014-15 Mid-Columbia Ballet Junior Company
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The Junior Company is the Mid-Columbia Ballet's training ground. These young dancers serve as the foundation of our Educational Outreach program. In addition to performing in MCB public performances, these dancers learn all phases of the art of ballet through performances of The Ugly Duckling in area elementary schools. Many of our Junior Company members continue with their training and eventually become members of the Intermediate and Senior Company.