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Jeffrey J. Bentley
Executive Director, Kansas City Ballet

Jeffrey J. Bentley. Photographer Ken Coit  

Jeffrey J. Bentley has been involved in dance and theater for over 30 years as a performer, administrator, festival director, dance presenter, teacher and consultant.

Mr. Bentley began his professional ballet training as a scholarship student with the American Ballet Center, the school of the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. He later trained at the School of American Ballet.  In 1967 he enlisted in the US Army where he served as a military intelligence officer in the Republic of Vietnam.

Following his military service, he graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle and was selected to participate in the Arts Administration Fellowship Program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.  After a one-year intensive internship with the Washington State Arts Commission, he became administrative director for the Tony-award winning Seattle Repertory Theater.  He then served as executive director for North Light Theater in Evanston, Illinois, and as general manager for the Dance Center of Columbia College in Chicago.  He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1985 to become the executive director of the Eugene Ballet Company in Oregon. Read Jeffrey J. Bentley's full bio


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