2020-21 Trainee Profile: Lauren Vogel

Lauren Vogel joined Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company as a Trainee for the 2019-20 Season. Challenges plagued 2020, but Lauren soldiered on. Find out more about this Colorado native. Q: TELL US WHEN YOU BECAME A DANCER? A: I was about 11 1/2 years old when I started danci…

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2020-21 Dancer Profile: James Kirby Rogers

James Kirby Rogers joined Kansas City Ballet in 2016. Since that time, he’s not only been a remarkable dancer, but has choreographed his own work on the company more than once for the annual New Moves program. This year, James’s work Songs Without Words was filmed at …

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Barb and David Nicely: Gifts from the Heart

Bolender Society members David and Barb Nicely admit their involvement with the KC arts scene happened in many ways.   David came from a large, arts-oriented family in Ohio who all played instruments, sang in church choir, and performed in community theater. It’s n…

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