Kansas City Ballet
2021-2022 Season Update

May 2021

The magic of dance can only happen when it radiates across that space that exists between stage and audience member. So, you, dear subscriber, are always very much a part of the alchemy that occurs.
This fall, Kansas City Ballet will finally return to its proper place on the stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts! And we trust you will be there with us when we do. Our 2021-22 season is a reminder of the resiliency of the arts; the sheer toughness of our artists as well as the tenacity of our audiences.

For our subscribers, information about season tickets and renewals can be found below.

Last May, had we not been interrupted, you would have enjoyed the George Balanchine/Tchaikovsky masterwork Serenade, the bold brash lilt of Celts by Lila York, introducing her popular blend of Irish folk dance and ballet and Edwaard Liang’s gorgeous Wunderland. We have been waiting patiently (well, not too patiently) to pick up where we left off and so that will be your October program. February will see the return of Michael Pink’s classic dance/theater work Dracula following a seven-year absence. Even now, people still talk about it. We proudly will close our season with the most popular ballet ever presented on the Kauffman stage, Septime Webre’s fantastical production of The Wizard of Oz.

Needless to say, our season would not be complete without Kansas City’s annual tradition of Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker (that left a gigantic hole in this past year for our dancers and staff as well as thousands of families throughout the metro area – let’s not do that again anytime soon!) And of course, following a year of very successful broadcast presentations, New Moves, our showcase for emerging choreographers will return to the Bolender Center’s Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater.

2021-2022 Season Information

There still is a level of uncertainty about potential social distancing at the start of the season. Throughout the season, we will continue to monitor any requirements. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Watch our Safety & Health Policies page for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you back for live performances, and to bringing the beauty, power and passion of dance to our community.

With thanks,

Jeffrey J. Bentley
Executive Director

Devon Carney
Artistic Director

Information About 2020-2021 Tickets

With the cancellation of this season, we have placed your remaining ticket value on your account.

To benefit Kansas City Ballet most, please GIFT all or a portion of your remaining ticket value. Doing so will have a significant effect on our ability to open our 64th season. Thus far, more than 50% of our generous subscribers have donated their ticket value.

MEET OUR CHALLENGE! A long-time supporter has given a Matching Challenge grant, which will release up to a total of $50,000!

Click here to GIFT your tickets today

When you gift your tickets, you will receive a tax receipt and be honored as a Ballet HERO on our website.

Of course, you may choose to keep your ticket value on your account. This value may be used through December 31, 2021. If you choose to have your tickets refunded, we will happily begin that process. Please, contact the box office.

Your ongoing faith in us ensures that we will remain strong and take back the stage and inspire you once again. Thank you!

Information About Season Renewals

Your renewal packet will arrive in a few weeks. Your renewal form will include the amount you have remaining on account, which can be deducted from your renewal invoice total.

Learn more about subscriptions for the 2021-2022 season

To learn more about the 2020-2021 shows that are canceled and how that affects you, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.


Your Continued Support

Monetary donations of any amount are deeply appreciated and needed at this time as we work to sustain Kansas City Ballet through this crisis.


Kansas City Ballet School

Kansas City Ballet School is committed to creating a safe and healthy training environment for our students, staff, and families. The protocols are created by Kansas City Ballet’s Health & Safety Task Force in accordance with the advice of medical professionals, national, state, and local officials as well as other ballet schools across our nation.

*Please note that guidelines and safety protocol may change based on changes to national, state, and/or local recommendations. Updates will be marked with the date they have been added.

Health Protocols


We have launched KCBallet@Home to share special moments from past performances and other exclusive content via our social media pages because we know that dance has the power to transport us, if only for a moment, to a place of peace and joy.