2019-20 Dancer Profile: Sidney Haefs

Sidney Haefs, a Santa Clarita, Calif. native, started as a Trainee in 2018-19 and was invited to become an apprentice with Kansas City Ballet this season. Q: TELL US WHY YOU BECAME A DANCER. A: I started dancing at the age of 3 1/2. My mother danced growing up and she always love…

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Meet The Nutcracker Design Team

The design team assembled for the 2015 World Premiere of the reimagined production of Kansas City’s holiday tradition The Nutcracker began in early 2014. There were four studios that built sets and 27 costume studios from all over the United States, including Kansas City. T…

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Supporting Student Matinees Leads to Inspiration

Since Kansas City Ballet debuted Devon Carney’s new Nutcracker production in 2015, more than 15,400 school children and teachers have attended the production. In 2019, that number will increase by 4,836. Why would a company put on a production that only receives $12 per seat? S…

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