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2020 Nutcracker Ball Co-chairs

BARRE KC Board Profile: Jacquie Ward

Outgoing BARRE KC President Jacquie Ward grew up dancing. For her it has always been one of the ultimate forms of expression. She and her husband have been longtime supporters of Kansas City’s arts scene and season ticket holders for the Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Ba…

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Ballet Board President Jack Rowe Reflects

Kansas City Ballet Board President Jack Rowe was first introduced to the ballet at the Westport Allen Center, a dilapidated building that was once an elementary school nearly identical to the one he’d attended himself. “I was invited to attend a lunch with then Artistic Direc…

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2020 Nutcracker Ball Co-chairs Tailor Plans

For the 2020 Nutcracker Ball Co-chairs, Edie Downing and Gail Van Way, creativity is key. This year’s event will go on, albeit differently than in years past. They’ve decided to bring aspects of the ball to attendees who will be participating from the safety and comfo…

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