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Dancer Arielle Espie. Photographer Kenny Johnson.

Business Partner Profiles


Kansas City Ballet is pleased to welcome Accenture as a new Kansas City Ballet Business member and February First Friday sponsor for Kansas City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013.

As a Kansas City Ballet First Friday sponsor, Accenture hosted a private party in February at the Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, followed by a rehearsal which was open to the public. The First Friday Series is free and reaches the public throughout the year to experience Kansas City Ballet artists at work during rehearsals. The First Friday Series introduces visual arts enthusiasts visiting the Crossroads District (KCB’s neighborhood) to the Ballet’s many programs and activities. More than 1,200 people visit Kansas City Ballet’s First Friday events annually. As a Kansas City Ballet Business member, Accenture has joined other leaders with a commitment helping Kansas City Ballet fulfill its vision and mission to make Kansas City a destination for dance and to establish Kansas City Ballet as an indispensable asset in the community for all ages.

Learn more about Accenture.


Kansas City Ballet is grateful to Belger for leadership support as a new Kansas City Ballet Business Partner and sponsor of the Belger Footnotes Series.

The Belger Footnotes are free, pre-curtain talks for all ticket holders. Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insider's view on the story line, choreography, history, costumes and music prior to each repertory performance. The Belger Footnotes are held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour before curtain.

Since 1919, Belger has led the crane service industry with a rich history of innovation and foresight. If a job is difficult or challenging, requiring quality, performance, and experience, “Better Call Belger.” Headquartered in Kansas City, with six locations throughout the Midwest, Belger provides crane services, machinery installation and de-installation, specialized heavy hauling, and warehousing to customers in a wide range of industries. Established in 2000, the Belger Arts Center is located at Belger headquarters in Kansas City's Crossroads District. Singly and in partnership with other educational, community and arts organizations, it hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, docent led tours and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Since partnering with Red Star Studios in 2010, programming has expanded to include contemporary ceramics exhibitions, ceramics classes and an artist in residence program. The Belger Crane Yard Studios, near the 18th & Vine Jazz District, opened in the summer of 2013.

Learn more about Belger.


Kansas City Ballet is pleased to welcome LEADER Worldwide Chauffeur Services as a new KC Ballet Business member and Official Ground Transportation Provider.

As a Kansas City Ballet Business member, LEADER has joined other leaders with a commitment to helping Kansas City Ballet fulfill its vision and mission to make Kansas City a destination for dance, and to establish Kansas City Ballet as an indispensable asset in the community for all ages.

LEADER Worldwide Chauffeur Services has generously provided in-kind and discounted services of luxury ground transportation for Kansas City Ballet guest artists and special events throughout the 2013-2014 Kansas City Ballet season.

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Sprint is an industry leader in wireless innovation and offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services, bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. As one of the largest locally based public companies in the Kansas City region, Sprint is committed to using its technology, human and financial resources to help make the world a better place. This commitment infuses Sprint’s business and culture, and drives the company’s Good Works program. More than just a name, good works is also a belief: Good does indeed workSM.

Sprint demonstrates good works in many ways, including: developing and fostering a healthy, diverse and ethical workplace environment; strengthening local communities through philanthropic work; developing secure and accessible products that meet the needs of our diverse customer base; and leading the industry in sustainable business practices.

Sprint’s good works are particularly evident right here in Kansas City. In 2013, Sprint’s philanthropic contributions in Kansas City were more than $8 million. This consists of Sprint Foundation support, non-profit sponsorships, corporate memberships, employee giving campaigns, in-kind donations and employee volunteerism.

Sprint is proud to serve as advocate and a champion for our local communities. The company’s support of Kansas City’s vibrant arts and culture programs, including the Kansas City Ballet, is just one example of how Sprint contributes to a thriving and diverse community.

For more information about Sprint Good Works, visit www.sprint.com/goodworks.

Kansas City Ballet is grateful to Stepp & Rothwell, Inc., for sponsoring the Ballet’s VIP Suite at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Members of the Patrons Society – supporters who contribute at least $1,500 annually – gather to enjoy refreshments and camaraderie during intermissions of KC Ballet repertory performances.

Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. is Kansas City’s premier independent financial advisory firm. It was founded in 1992 and serves families in Missouri, Kansas and 28 other states. The firm specializes in providing objective advice and implementation to individuals and families interested in optimizing their financial situations. Because it is independent, Stepp & Rothwell provides advice in the client’s best interest always, and never earns sales commissions. With a professional staff of 13, and a policy of meeting with all clients at least quarterly, Stepp & Rothwell ensures clients know the firm is here for them now and in the future. The Stepp & Rothwell motto: “We really do what you really want.” Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. supports the arts through direct contributions and an employee charitable matching plan.

Learn more about Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.


For more information on sponsorships, please contact:
Patty Bowen, Director of Corporate Relations at 816-931-2232 x1345 or pbowen@kcballet.org