Monroe City Ballet
Monroe City Ballet is a pre-professional company formed in 2005 by Bonita Simpson to give additional class time and performing opportunities to gifted and dedicated dancers in the Union County area. Company members are selected based on their abilities and their commitment to dance.
The goal in forming this group has been to help promising young dancers reach their full potential  by strengthening technique and enhancing stage presence.

MCB company members participate each year in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winter Adjudication. Each February, MCB attends the UNC School of the Arts Winter Dance Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. While there, they attend dance classes and a performance by the students of the School of the Arts. MCB has had the additional honor of being chosen to perform in the Winter Dance Festival performance featuring dance studios from around North Carolina each year since 2005.  

Company members have participated in the Annual Artists Music Guild Awards Ceremony, NC Governor's Inaugural Parade in Raleigh, NC, Miss Piedmont High School Pageant entertainment, UNCSA Adjudication, UNCSA Winter Festival, as well as numerous performances
at local churches, assisted living facilities, and community functions.
In 2015, Monroe City Ballet 2 was formed to give younger dancers similar opportunities. This led to the 2016 formation of the Trainee company, which allows students from the age of thirteen the opportunity to train with company members.

Performance at a local church in 2008