April 15, 2021 - May 23, 2021

New Moves: Episode 8

This online broadcast production has been extended an additional six weeks from April 15 through May 23. Kansas City Ballet artists and emerging and established choreographers discover bold new ways of expression and feel the athleticism, beauty, power, and passion with never-before-seen dance creations! These free 20-minute episodes will be released every Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT. Click here for the full schedule.

Watch the full episode of Cameron Thomas’ Basie Land on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, April 15 through May 23.

About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 8

Basie Land

“Basie Land” is an ode to the big bands of the swing era. Jazz music has historic roots in the 18th & Vine Jazz District of Kansas City- “Basie Land” brings that energy and atmosphere to life with the coolest cats in the biz.


Cameron Thomas' Basie Land. Click Play

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Meet Choreographer Cameron Thomas

Cameron Thomas began his dance training in his hometown of Rochester, NY. In 2013, he began performing regularly with the Rochester City Ballet. In 2015, Cameron received a full scholarship to attend the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. He then joined Kansas City Ballet II for the 2016-2017 season and was promoted to the company the following season. Since then, Cameron has performed featured roles in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, and Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

In addition to being a dancer, Cameron is a pianist and has played for the Kansas City Ballet School and the Worldwide Ballet daily Zoom classes. He is also a co-founder of the performance project Creative Intersections with James Kirby Rogers and created his first work on the Kansas City Ballet in 2021.


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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