December 10, 2022

Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball


December 10, 2022
The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown

An enchanting experience awaits you and your guests at the Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball!

You will surely feel the magic of the holidays as the Sugar Plum Fairy leads you on an adventure filled with whimsy and wonder. Each child will receive a complimentary photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy and face painting with a signature holiday design. Parents will enjoy shopping at the Nutcracker Marketplace and participating in our fantastic silent auction. Entertainment and activities in the lobby will excite everyone in attendance as they wait in anticipation for what’s in store behind the ballroom doors.

A delicious three-course luncheon will leave you feeling cozy and warm as you dine with friends in the Kingdom of the Snow! During the Ball, a Kansas City Youth Ballet performance and a reading of Clara’s magical journey to the Land of the Sweets will put you in the spirit for more adventures yet to come. At the end of the event, prepare to be whisked away to attend the matinee performance of Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball is the largest fundraising event for the Kansas City Ballet School (KCBS). Proceeds from this event provide scholarship assistance to over 26% of our students and help KCBS maintain the highest level of teaching excellence in the community. Your benefactor gift enables our school to continue its commitment of developing young dancers in self-discipline, self-confidence, patience and more.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball Co-Chairmen
Carrie Kruse and Jennifer Pontier

Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball Founder
DeVette Ashley

To learn more about the history of the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and its 25th anniversary in 2019, click here.