Artistic Director Devon Carney's 10th Anniversary

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

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Take a look inside Cinderella rehearsals with Cameron Thomas!

Cameron describes how the music carries the story of Cinderella through a wide range of emotions. “Prokofiev’s score highlights the romance, comedy, and drama of the story while allowing for some virtuosic dancing throughout."

"So far, interpreting the score is the most challenging part [of rehearsals]. Prokofiev’s music does not neatly fit into eight bar phrases and waltzes like other ballet scores. We have relied on a combination of complex counts, intuition, and some musical cues. It is a challenge but well worth it- I adore the music in Cinderella. The coda waltz of the ball scene, the pas de deux, season variations, prince variation, and many others are standouts for me.”

Cameron says audiences who come see Cinderella should “Expect it all! Beautiful ballet set to a rich, complex Prokofiev score, lots of laughs, and a classic romance."

See Cinderella Feb. 17-26 | Tickets at the #linkinbio
Presenting Sponsor: @performancerehabkc the physical therapy provider for KC Ballet.

📸 KCB Company Dancer Cameron Thomas.
Photography by Anna Walters.
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LET'S GO CHIEFS!!! We are Super Bowl bound!

@chiefs good luck in Arizona! Bring it home!

📸 KCB Dancer Amaya Rodriguez.
Photography by Kenny Johnson.
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🎉✨ 🎈 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Trainee Natalie Boese! 🎉✨🎈 ...

The @chiefs are set to play the @bengals this weekend for the AFC Championship game, and @cincinnatiballet has challenged us to a #balletsuperbowldanceoffchallenge

Kansas City Ballet is always up for the challenge.

@cincinnatiballet let this be an idea of what you’re in for on Sunday…

GO CHIEFS!

🎥 Kansas City Ballet Company Dancers.
Video by Anna Walters.

#chiefs @chiefs #bringithome #chiefskingdom #gochiefs #CINvsKC #KansasCity #KansasCityBallet #afcchampionship #arrowheadstadium
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It's a very exciting Red Friday here in Chiefs Kingdom. LET'S GO @Chiefs!
❤️ 💛 ❤️ 💛 ❤️

📸 KCB Second Company Dancers.
Photography by Anna Walters.
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Next week you can get a sneak peek of a Cinderella rehearsal and learn all about the production at Dance Speaks: Cinderella!

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and special guests invite you to join them in an engaging conversation inspired by this enchanting work! The program includes an audience Q and A.

Get your tickets at the #linkinbio | Feb. 1 @ 5:15 p.m.

You can see Cinderella Feb. 17-26 | Tickets at the #linkinbio
Presenting Sponsor: @performancerehabkc

📸 Image of KCB Company Dancers in rehearsals for Cinderella.
Photography by Anna Walters.
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Even our youngest audience members can experience the magic of a beloved and timeless story and be transported by Devon Carney’s world-premiere choreography accompanied by Prokofiev’s captivating music.

Kansas City Ballet's Cinderella is a performance for all ages, and is sure to delight!

Get your tickets for Cinderella Feb. 17-26 | Tickets at the #linkinbio
Presenting Sponsor: @performancerehabkc the physical therapy provider for KC Ballet.
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All it takes to live happily ever after is a little bit of hope, confidence, and the help of Fairy Godmother!

We're looking forward to bringing Cinderella back to the stage next month, this time with Devon Carney's world premiere choreography!

Get your tickets for Cinderella Feb. 17-26 | Tickets at the #linkinbio
Presenting Sponsor: @performancerehabkc the physical therapy provider for KC Ballet.

📸 KCB Company Dancers in Cinderella (2014).
Photography by Steve Wilson.
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Come see Cinderella with your family and enjoy the VIP Family Experience on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm!

Your family will enjoy Premium Center Mezzanine tickets with access to a private reception suite before the show and at intermission. Enjoy complimentary wine, kids’ drinks, and delicious treats. Meet characters from the show at intermission! This experience is available on the Saturday matinee, February 23 at 2 pm performance when you select the $194 VIP seats in Center Mezzanine.

To purchase tickets, visit #linkinbio.
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KC Ballet offices and studios will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 17.

Today, we honor Dr. King's achievements toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in our nation.

📸: Photo by Cody Lovetere.

#KCBallet #MLKDay #MartinLutherKingJr #BolenderCenter
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🎉✨🍰 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Company Dancer Isaac Allen! 🎉✨🍰

📸 Isaac Allen. Photography by @BrettPruitt.
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🎟 Announcing our Student Rush discount for high school and higher education students! *Student IDs are REQUIRED* for each ticket at Will Call when picked up on the night of the show during Cinderella, Feb. 17-26.

Student Rush tickets are available in advance online for $24 plus a $7.50 fee. Tickets may also be purchased at the Kauffman Center on the night of the show.

Patrons who are not students and wish to attend with the student must purchase regular-priced tickets.

➡️ Order now at the #linkinbio.

📸: KCB Company Dancers Cameron Thomas and Gavin Abercrombie. Photo by Kenny Johnson.
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Get a sneak peek of a Cinderella rehearsal and gain insightful information regarding the ballet production when you come to Dance Speaks: Cinderella!

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and special guests invite you to join them in an engaging conversation inspired by this enchanting work! The program includes an audience Q and A.

Get your tickets at the #linkinbio | Feb. 1 @ 5:15 p.m.

You can see Cinderella Feb. 17-26 | Tickets at the #linkinbio
Presenting Sponsor: @performancerehabkc

📸 Image of KC Ballet Dancers.
Photography by Steve Wilson.
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🎉✨🎂 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Trainee Charlotte Kelsey! 🎉✨🎂 ...

Kansas City Ballet is thrilled to bring the enchanting story of Cinderella to life on the Muriel Kauffman stage this February! Come marvel at Devon Carney’s world-premiere choreography accompanied by Prokofiev’s captivating music performed live by the Kansas City Symphony.

Enjoy a special twist on this favorite fairy tale where the characters are sure to delight. The Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin that becomes a carriage, fairies weaving spells, the handsome prince, and of course, the wicked stepmother and riotous, bumbling stepsisters all come together to tell this beloved story.

Get your tickets for Devon Carney's "Cinderella" at the #linkinbio | Performances Feb. 17-26.

Presented by Performance Rehab KCOI.

📸 KC Ballet Dancers.
Photography by Steve Wilson.
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