KCB Coronavirus Update
Kansas City Ballet has rescheduled or canceled productions, events, and the school through the end of the season, May 17. Kansas City Ballet’s Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity and the KCBS Johnson County campus will be closed beginning March 18 until further notice.
- New Moves. Previously set to open March 26, the production will now take place in September 2020. Dates are currently TBA. All ticket holders will use their same tickets for the production in September.
- KCYB Spring Performance, April 3-5
- Dance Speaks: Celts, April 22
- Second Company @Home, April 23
- Celts, May 8-17
- Kansas City Ballet School Senior Showcase, May 11
- Kansas City Ballet School Spring Performance, May 14
- All School and Studio classes through May 17
- All Community Engagement and Education events until further notice
- ROAD Residency classes and Road Rally month through May
- R.O.A.D. Scholarship Program Classes through April 30
- R.O.A.D. Scholars Showcase on May 1
- All additional auxiliary events, including KCB Guild, BARRE KC, and donor events until further notice
Your ticket has automatically been moved to KCB Account Credit.
This credit will be available for you to use by October 9, 2020, towards the purchase of KCB performances during the 2020-2021 season. After this time, the credit will automatically change to a tax-deductible donation.
Ticket holders to canceled paid events can donate their tickets: (Click Button Below)
As a valued member of our Kansas City Ballet family, you can appreciate the impact of cancellations on our financial health. As a nonprofit arts organization, Kansas City Ballet resources are put to the test during a civil emergency like this one. We are asking you to consider donating the cost of your tickets as a gift to KCB, for which we will gratefully issue you a tax receipt.
In recognition of your generous support, your name will be listed on a special page in our program and online as a Kansas City Ballet Hero throughout the 2020-2021 season.
Due to our office and box office being closed and employees working remotely, we ask that all ticketing questions be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of everyone at KCB – dancers, musicians, staff and faculty – we truly appreciate your investment in Kansas City Ballet and our arts and culture community.
We are wishing all of you good health and the stamina to weather this storm. And, as soon as we are able, we will be back to performing, teaching and sharing this art we hold so dear.
In the meantime, we have launched KC Ballet @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. That is what we all need more of right now.
Jeffrey J. Bentley, Executive Director and Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Updated: March 24, 2020 7:26 p.m.
To help stay healthy, the Centers for Disease Control recommends:
- Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick
- Stay home if sick
- Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, wash hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces
The Centers for Disease Control’s full recommendations can be found here.