2022-2023 Season

Mareck Center for Dance’s 17th anniversary season

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

April 7-8, 2023 – LIVE

At Missouri Theatre, presented by the University Concert Series, sponsored by True Media and Insurance Plus

Mareck Dance’s 17th Annual spring performance, LIVE!,  featuring live music and three world premieres choreographed by Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy, guest choreographer, and Resident Choreographer Kristopher Estes-Brown as well as works from the Mareck Dance repertoire. Missouri Theatre, 203 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65211

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

June 3 & 4, 2023 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

At Jesse Auditorium, presented by the University Concert Series

Fall down the rabbit hole into the fantasy world first imagined by Lewis Carroll with Mareck Dance’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Karen Mareck Grundy’s original choreography and Tom Andes’ musical score bring Carroll’s classic hurtling into the 21st century with sensational costumes, innovative choreography, and more than its fair share of outlandish characters! Featuring local musicians and student dancers alongside Mareck Dance’s professional dancers, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ is a whimsical thrill ride the entire family will love.

Previous Performances

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

December 2, 2022 – Choreographic Installation

At Mareck Center for Dance Studios

  • Location: Inside the Balsamo Warehouse at 110 Orr St.
  • Times: 6 PM & 7 PM
  • Tickets: Available at the door (Adults $10 / Students $5)

Choreographed “by the dancers for the dancers,” the Mareck Center for Dance’s annual Choreographic Installation features new works.  Join the dancers for two intimate performances.

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

November 11 & 12, 2022 – Unleashed

At Missouri Theatre, presented by the University Concert Series

Mareck Dance opens its 17th season with its annual Fall PerformanceUNLEASHED. Presented by the University Concert Series, UNLEASHED  brings the artistry, athleticism, and energy the company has been known for to new heights. This performance features three world premieres which include choreography from our new Resident choreographer/composer, Kristopher Estes-Brown, our Artistic Director, Karen Mareck Grundy, as well as a work composed by David K Israel and choreographed by Autumn Eckman. UNLEASHED is an exciting evening of diverse dance, styles, and music!

Photo: Jeff Bassinson


June 15, 2022 – Collaboration with MOSY

Presented by The Missouri Symphony

This performance will be a fusion of two classical art forms with a contemporary twist, fostering the natural dialogue between dance and music, providing an opportunity for our artists to broaden their understanding of one another’s expressions, and providing audiences with a chance to experience this dialogue through a powerful, immersive experience.