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April 10 , 2014 - Release  
Ballet Master James Jordan Accepts Post as Ballet Master for Sarasota Ballet

 

April 7 , 2014 - Release  
KC Ballet's Presents 'Cinderella' May 9-18 to Complete 56th Season

 

March 31, 2014 - Release  
KC Youth Ballet Presents Spring Concert April 11-13

 

March 3, 2014 - Review by Julie Denesha, KCUR  
Exploring Silence In Dance At KCB Choreographer Showcase

March 3, 2014 - Release  
KC Ballet's Presents 'New Moves' Choreographic Showcase

 

February 28, 2014- Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent  
Poised Between Story and Camp: KC Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ Impresses the Eye, Frustrates the Soul

February 25, 2014- Review by Liz Cook, The Pitch  
The KC Ballet's Dracula is bloody convincing 

February 23, 2014- Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis 
"Dracula" causes shrieks of shock and delight 


February 23, 2014- Review by KC Stage

Dracula an enjoyable, if unlikely, subject for KC Ballet


February 23, 2014- Review by BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Review: The Haunting Tale of DRACULA Comes to the Kansas City Ballet


February 22, 2014- Review by Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star

KC Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ a macabre, compelling production


January 14, 2014- Release
Dracula Continues Kansas City Ballet's 56th Season  


October 23, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
41st Anniversary of This Beloved Holiday Classic Runs Dec.7 – 24 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 


October 12, 2013- Review by Liz Cook, The Pitch

The Kansas City Ballet gets a season-opening lift from Devon Carney 


October 12, 2013- Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent
EMBRACEMENT OF RICHES: Ballet’s ‘state-of-the-company’ season-opener offers rewards

 

October 12, 2013- Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis
Decadent start to KC Ballet's season

October 12, 2013- Review by Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star
New director expands KC Ballet’s limits, expectation

September 10, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet’s 56th Season Opens with Eclectic Fall Program Featuring Balanchine, Robbins, New Works, and a World Premiere

August 22, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet Announces KCB II

May 24, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Director

May 8, 2013- Review by Kelly Luck, KC Stage
Leave The Tutus At Home; KC Ballet Ends Season In A Decidedly Modernist Trip

May 6, 2013- Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent
Ballet Closes 2012-2013 Season With One of Its Best Programs Ever

May 4, 2013- Review by Alexia Lang, The Vignette
Hey-Hay, Going To Kansas City Ballet

 

May 4, 2013- Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis
And All That Jazz

 

May 4, 2013- Review by Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star
‘Hey-Hay, Going to Kansas City’: William Whitener’s final production a celebration of American music, dance

 

April 3, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet 55th Season Concludes with World Premiere of Karole Armitage’s Energy Made Visible with music Performed by KC Jazz Legend, Bobby Watson

 

March 19, 2013- Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis
Midsummer Welcomes Spring

 

March 18, 2013- Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent
KC BALLET: Ladies with an attitude, fellows in Shakespearean mood

 

March 16, 2013- Review by Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Ballet's 'Dream' is a frolicsome treat

 

March 6, 2013- Release
Kansas City Youth Ballet Presents Spring Concert 2013 at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

 

February 11, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet's 55th Season Continues with William Whitener's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

February 4, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet Celebrates "The Nutcracker Ball" December 6, 2013


January 27, 2013- Release
"Dracula" and "Cinderella" Highlight Kansas City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts



January 23, 2013- Release
Kansas City Ballet’s Presents 'At the Bolender Center' FREE First Friday Event Feb. 1


January 16, 2013- Release

Kansas City Ballet’s Presents "Dancers Making Dances" Choreographic Workshop Feb. 23 and March 1 at the Bolender Center

 

October 30, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Ballet’s Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity Wins Prestigious National Preservation Honor Award

October 18, 2012 - Review by Nicole Hall, KC Stage
Not Always about the Title Piece

October 17, 2012 - Review by Deborah Hirsch, The Pitch
The Kansas City Ballet: Carmina Burana

October 15, 2012 - Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent
KC Ballet Opens with Ambitious 'Carmina,' Two Other Works

October 13, 2012 - Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis
Passion, resolve, and accord

October 13, 2012 - Review by Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star
Season opener explores themes of fate and love

October 8, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Celebrating the 40TH Anniversary, Beloved Holiday Classic Runs Dec. 1 – 23 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

October 4, 2012 - Fall Preview by Barbara MacRobie, Missouri Arts Council
Dance and Music Turn Fate’s Wheel in Carmina Burana


October 4, 2012 - Fall Preview
by Patrick Neas, KC Star
‘Carmina Burana’ launches ballet’s season
Fatalistic work by Carl Orff based on Middle Ages poems also was caught in the web of Nazi criticism

 

October 3, 2012 - Fall Preview by Paul Horsley, The Independent
KC Ballet Performs Pimble, Taylor-Corbett and Stevenson
Fortune, Indeed: Ballet Offers Multisensory spectacle to open second Kauffman Season


September 24, 2012 - Release

Kansas City Ballet Announces Appointment of New Chief Development Officer

 

September 20, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Announces Eight New Company Members and Two Apprentices

 

September 10 , 2012 - Release
Toni Pimble’s Carmina Burana To Open 55th Season Kansas City Ballet at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

August 1 , 2012 - Release
KC Ballet Announces 'At the Bolender Center' Events for 2012-13

 

July 10, 2012 - Release
KC Dance Day Saturday, August 25, 2012

 

July 6, 2012 - Release
William Whitener, Artistic Director of Kansas City Ballet, To Leave Post At Conclusion of 2012-13 Season

 

May 9, 2012 - Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis
Kansas City Ballet wows, times four

 

May 8, 2012 - Review by Kelly Luck, KC Stage
A Bittersweet Farewell to an Incredible Season.

 

May 6, 2012 - Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent
KC Ballet presents varied program that reveals much about American dance

 

April 9, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Youth Ballet Presents Spring Concert 2012

 

April 2, 2012 - Release
Masters of American Dance Concludes Kansas City Ballet Premiere Season at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

March 6, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Announces Appointment of Kimberly Cowen as Principal & Associate Director of Kansas City Ballet School

 

February 15, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Announces Retirement of Kimberly Cowen

 

January 30, 2012 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Announces 2012-2013 Season at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

January 9, 2012 - Release
Ib Andersen’s Romeo and Juliet Continues Kansas City Ballet Premiere Season atKauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

October 24, 2011 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Presents 39th Annual Production of The Nutcracker at the New Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

October 15, 2011 - Review by Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
Yes, Those Are Tom, Becky and Huck Leaping

 

October 15, 2011 - Review by Paul Horsley, The Independent
'Tom Sawyer' is now officially a ballet

 

October 15, 2011 - Review by Laura Vernaci, KC Metropolis
Dancing an All-American Ballet

 

October 15, 2011 - Review by Angie Fiedler Sutton, Stage Savvy
Pure Americana

 

October 11, 2011 - Release
Kansas City Youth Ballet Presents Fall Concert 2011

 

September 6, 2011 - Release
Kansas City Ballet's 54th Season Opens with Tom Sawyer--A Ballet in 3 Acts

 

June 15 , 2011 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Opens New Home

 

April 6, 2011 - Release
Kansas City Ballet’s 53rd Season Closes with Dynamic Mix of American Dance

 

February 28, 2011 - Release
Kansas City Youth Ballet Presents Mother Goose Suite

 

February 7, 2011 - Release
Kansas City Ballet’s 53rd Season Continues with Renowned Classic Giselle

 

November 29, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Celebrates “Gotta Dance!” at the Annual Ballet Ball on March 5, 2011 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

 

November 9, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet World Premiere Tom Sawyer to Kick Off  Inaugural Season at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

October 25, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Celebrates 38th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

 

September 28, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Youth Ballet Presents Denim & Grace Nov. 13

 

September 7, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet’s 53rd Season Opens with Three Balanchine Masterworks and Return of Kansas City Showstopper

 

March 23, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet’s 52nd Season of Dynamic Dance Concludes with Two World Premieres and Kansas City Premiere Showstopper

 

March 22, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet’s ROAD (Reach Out And Dance) Celebrates 10th Anniversary

 

February 10, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Recipient of $900,000 Kresge Foundation Grant for Bolender Center Renovation

 

February 1, 2010 - Release
Kansas City Ballet Presents 2010-2011 Season

 

January 11, 2010 - Release
KCB's 52nd Season Continues with Eclectic Mix of African Fusion, Contemporary Classical and Shakespearean Drama

 

October 13, 2009 - Release
KCB Celebrates 37th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

 

October 6, 2009 - Release
KCB's Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity Begins Construction

 

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