Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball Celebrates 25 Years!

In 1995, board member DeVette Ashley heard from, then Artistic Director for Kansas City Ballet, Todd Bolender, that he wanted an event for children that could happen around the annual production of The Nutcracker. DeVette had several ideas, but her suggestion of a luncheon follow…

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2019-20 Dancer Profile: Whitney Huell

In 2018, Whitney Huell made history at Kansas City Ballet as the first African-American ballerina to dance the Sugar Plum Fairy role in The Nutcracker. In 2019 she reprises that role and others. You may also recognize her from The Nutcracker marketing campaign. (See image below.)…

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Devon Carney Talks The Nutcracker 2019

It’s hard to believe 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of this incredible reimagining of Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. This show has matured and grown with each passing year. Every fall, I revisit this production with a sense of purpose… to make it even better. Kansas C…

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