KC Dance Day

August 28, 2021

KC Dance Day

Join Kansas City Ballet for KC Dance Day, its 11th annual celebration of dance and movement featuring FREE dance and fitness classes and an array of recorded dance performances!

Enjoy the recorded dance performances from the comfort of your home. Celebrate with us by scrolling down this page.

Free Dance Classes

Advance class registration required. No walk-ins for KC Dance Day. Masks required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

Special Thanks To:

Welcome to KC Dance Day from Artistic Director Devon Carney

FREE Dance performances

Online videos will be available on August 28 beginning at 11 a.m. and can be viewed online until midnight.

On the day, you’ll click on each video to start it at anytime. 

Youth Dance Groups 

Ailey Camp the Group

chief artistic officer:
Tyrone Aiken

I Wish
Choreographer: Tyrone Aiken

Dancers: Claude Brown, Penelope Brown, Cevoria McCrary, Jhala Robinson

The Culture House Conservatory of Dance

Artistic Directors:
Mona Storling-Enna and
Courtney Kierl-Bourman

Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty 
Choreographers: Marius Petipa, Courtney Kierl-Bourman, Mona Storling-Enna

Dancers: Students of Culture House Conservatory of Dance

Kansas City Youth Ballet

Director: Kim Cowen
Associate Director:
Dima Trubchanov

the silenced
Choreographer: Cameron Miller

Dancers: Morgan Dunham, Tristan Hanson,
with Aysia Bates, Kathryn Benson, Grace Campbell, Raven Chapman, Ashley DeVincent, Hannah Hudson, Farrah Johnson, Dietrich Klawonn, Mia Liang, Colleen McKenzie, Oscar Miller, Jordan Noblett, Ally Ng, Sara Radka

Pre-Professional Dance Companies

UMKC Dance Department

Of Evidence and Confessions
Choreography: Gary Abbott

Dancers: Kayla Brazelton, Mady Buercke, Simone Davis, Jayla Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Jillian Kramschuster, Erica Lohman, Sarah Mcguyer, Sydney Myer, Max Orr, Jordan Pamon, Ivyana Robinson, Lecia Sims, Lauren Thompson, Emily Rackers

Artists Revealed Dance Company

Co-artistic Directors:
Andi Abernathy & Stephanie Ruch

The Most Peaceful Place
Choreographer: Aliza Russell
Dancers: Sam Amey, Savannah Sperling, August Green, Eva Hurtig, Arie Watkins, Lola Martin, Alex Falke, Molly Mack, Kennedy Fenley, Ashley Brown, Caroline Overman

Choreographer: Adam McGaw
Dancer: Sam Amey

True Purpose
Choreographers: Andi Abernathy & Stephanie Ruch
Dancer: Eva Hurtig

Kansas City Ballet Second Company

Artistic Director: Devon Carney
Second Company Manager &
Ballet Master: Christopher Ruud

Choreographer: Devon Carney after Marius Petipa
Music: Alexander Glazunov, Opus 57
Costumes: Kansas City Ballet Wardrobe Department
Cinematography: Elizabeth Snell and Devon Carney
Editing: Elizabeth Snell

Dancers: Kansas City Ballet Second Company members Autumn Steed & Ben Zusi with Meg Kataoka, Sophie Hod, Olivia Newell, Gillian Yoder, John Aguirre, Charlie Cronenwett, Oscar Miller, Troy Santulli

Professional Dance Companies

Störling Dance Theater

Artistic Director:
Mona Storling-Enna

Ave Verum 
Choreographer: Mona Storling-Enna

Dancers: Jillian Sivewright, Alexandra Wilson, Caitlin Pettijohn, Hanan Misko, Laura Fiatte, Chris Peacock, Kirstie McDermott, Lindsey Dinneen, Ava Zachery Frank, Breanna Oppermann, Rhiannon Grimes, Chelsea Davis, Kaylie Null

Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Founder & artistic Director: Mary Pat Henry
Co-Artistic director: DeeAnna Hiett

Time Change
Choreography: Mary Pat Henry 

Dancer: Omar Roman De Jesus


Kansas City Ballet

artistic Director: Devon Carney

Video montage of Kansas City Ballet’s upcoming 2021-2022 season, including Dracula, Wunderland, The Wizard of Oz, and The Nutcracker 

Dancers: Kansas City Ballet Company


You keep us strong!

You can be our hero! Now more than ever, KC Ballet is depending on supporters like you. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Donate tickets to canceled performances you have purchased.
  2. Make a gift!
  3. “Like” dancers/staff posts on Facebook and provide encouraging comments. Add the hashtag: #kcballet to your comments!
  4. Keep in touch with your local, state, and federal elected officials. Let them know how much you love the arts!

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