May 13, 2021 - August 22, 2021

New Moves: Episode 12

New Moves returns this season with a twist: all original works filmed in beautifully iconic Kansas City locations. Each free 20-minute episode includes bonus features including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.  Click here for full list of episodes.

Watch the full episode of Yury Yanowsky’s Train of Thought on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, May 13 through August 22.

About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 12

Train of Thought

An ode to what each of us has gone through over the last year, personally and as a society. Like the light at the end of the tunnel, Train of Thought is the hope that remains, that human interaction and togetherness will guide us through.


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Meet Choreographer Yury Yanowsky

Yury Yanowsky’s robust career as a Principal Dancer with the Boston Ballet spanned over two decades. Yanowsky frequently performed as an international guest artist, most notably with The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Prague, National Ballet of China, and Pennsylvania Ballet. He was also a participant in numerous International Ballet Galas. Known for his bravura technique and stage presence he was hailed for his versatility in both classical and contemporary works.

Yanowsky won First Prize at the Prix de Lausanne and the Silver medal at the Varna and U.S. International Ballet Competitions. He trained with Carmen Delgado de Robles, Anatol Yanowsky, and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

Yury’s passion for choreography began early in his dancing career and over the past decade he has had the opportunity to showcase his work around the world. He has been commissioned to create new works for Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet 2, Bundes Jugend Ballet, Jacobs Pillow Gala, Atlanta Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Kansas City Ballet, Portland Ballet, and Festival Ballet Providence. In 2015, he was awarded the Choreographic Prize at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition and his ballet Smoke and Mirrorsfor Boston Ballet was named “Best in Dance for 2016” by The Arts Fuse and hailed as a “visual and choreographic masterpiece”. In 2018 he founded Dance YaNOWsky, a small touring company dedicated to his vision. Yanowsky is focused on creating new works that are relevant and reflective of todays society, oftentimes using unique collaborations to enhance his works.

Yanowsky has served as Movement Consultant for American Repertory Theatre and as Movement Director for The Boston Lyric Opera. He is a frequent teacher at Boston Ballet, Boston Arts Academy, and Centro Coreographico Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. When not choreographing, Yury remains on the Dance Faculty at Harvard University and is the Artistic Curator of Festival Ballet Providence.


Kansas City Ballet is an American Guild of Musical Artists Company.

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is the labor union that represents artists from numerous disciplines that create America’s operatic, dance, and choral heritage.

This production is presented in cooperation with the American Guild of Musical Artists. Donations are gratefully accepted on behalf of the AGMA Relief Fund.



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