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Honoring 25 Years of Leadership

Please consider a gift to the Jeffrey J. Bentley Fund for Innovation & Creativity. A meaningful gift to this fund is a great way to show your appreciation for all Jeff has done for KCB.

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Thank you for honoring Jeff’s dedication to Kansas City Ballet.

Artistic Director Devon Carney's 10th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating Devon Carney’s milestone achievement at Kansas City Ballet.

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🍭✨🧁 Happy Birthday to KCB II Dancer Lauryn Brown! 🍭✨🧁

📸 Photography by Tom Styrkowicz.

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KCB Company dancers @ivanadance and @alladson_b will perform Les Sylphides for Ballet North’s “Spring Festival of Dance”🌈 🌼

📅Mark your calendar to see the dynamic duo on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th in Excelsior Springs, MO! Purchase your tickets at the #linkinbio.

🎥courtesy of Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck.

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“Pointe shoes are essential to a ballerina. They are tools that make it possible to fully execute our art form.” – Whitney Huell

Your support today can help keep the Ballet on its toes - literally and figuratively!

Show your support by making a gift today at the #linkinbio!

📸 KCB Company Dancer Whitney Huell.
Photography by Kenny Johnson.

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KC Ballet offices will be closed today, May 29th for Memorial Day. ...

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Three chances left to see Bliss Point!

Cacti will end the night with energy, athleticism, and humor! Alongside Sandpaper Ballet and Petite Mort, Bliss Point is a once in a lifetime kind of show.

Catch the performance this weekend and get your tickets at

#KCBallet #KansasCity #Ballet #KC #BlissPoint #Cacti #SandpaperBallet #PetiteMort #ContemporaryBallet #MixedRep #whattodoinkansascity #kcmo #kcpa #kauffmancenter #kcbucketlist #kc

🎥 Video by Anna Walters.

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This weekend, witness the beauty of Jiří Kylián’s highly acclaimed Petite Mort on the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage!

There is something for everyone at Bliss Point. Experience it for yourself this weekend! Get tickets here:

#KCBallet #KansasCity #Ballet #KC #BlissPoint #Cacti #SandpaperBallet #PetiteMort #ContemporaryBallet #MixedRep

🎥 Video by Anna Walters.

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In celebration of our final weekend of Bliss Point, check out some highlights from Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet!

See Bliss Point this Friday-Sunday | Get tickets at the #linkinbio!

#KCBallet #KansasCity #Ballet #KC #BlissPoint #Cacti #SandpaperBallet #PetiteMort #ContemporaryBallet #MixedRep #balletworld #balletpost #kauffmancenter #whattodoinkansascity #kcbucketlist #kcmo #livemusic

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🍭✨🧁 Happy Birthday to KCB II Dancer Malerie Moore! 🍭✨🧁

📸 Photography by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios.

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🎉✨🍰 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Trainee Katie Shipp! 🎉✨🍰

📸: Photography by Elizabeth Snell.

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🎂 🎉 Happy Birthday to KCB Company Dancer Alladson Barreto! 🎉 🎂

📸 Image of KCB Company Dancer Alladson Barreto with KCB Company Dancer Gwen Vandenhoeck in Sophie Hod's Der Mond.
Photography by @brettpruitt & East Market Studios.

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Kansas City Dance School

Our School

Under the direction of School Director Grace Holmes, the School offers a complete, professional curriculum for our Academy students. With locations in downtown Kansas City and Johnson County, the School maintains a faculty of over 50 instructors. The School’s Studio Division attracts teens and adults who wish to pursue recreational dance instruction in a supportive and encouraging setting.

Artist Conversations

Kansas City Ballet is committed to sharing its joy of dance with everyone, and our artistic conversations are an important component of our mission. Discussions introduce the community-at-large to upcoming ballets, guest choreographers, stagers, and dancers.

Click below to learn more about the Stories of Resiliency, Dance Speaks and Dancer Chat events, as well as watch past episodes.

Artist Conversations

A history of Excellence

Professional Ballet Company and School

Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 30-member professional ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley.

Through its professional company, its second company (comprised of KCB II and Trainees), its ballet school, and its many community programs, Kansas City Ballet seeks to nurture and develop our artists, audiences, and students in the values inherent in the creativity, diversity, and joy of dance.

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Meet Kansas City Ballet

We make it look easy, but it takes dozens of talented people to put together a stunning performance and train the next generation of professional dancers.

Meet Kansas City Ballet

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