2019-20 KCB II Profile: Joshua Kiesel

Joshua Kiesel, a Chicago native, joined Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company as a member of KCB II this season. He’s enjoying exploring KC with friends and eating delicious food. Q: TELL US WHY YOU BECAME A DANCER. A: I started dancing at the age of 5 after watching my…

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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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