Community Engagement and Education

Pre-Performance Programs

We invite you to observe, participate and engage with us.

Kansas City Ballet is committed to sharing its joy of dance with everyone, and our pre-performance educational programs are an important component of our mission.

KCB Dancer Chats

Please join us for our Free Facebook Live Dancer Chats; a new community engagement and education series designed to engage the broader public with professional dancers at Kansas City Ballet. Each Dancer Chat provides an opportunity for the public to get to know different company dancers through relaxed, informal conversations sharing their unique perspectives on various topics of the day. Moderated by prominent members of the community and arts lovers these engaging Chats will reveal backgrounds, extraordinary experiences, and strong relationships between professional artists.

Upcoming Dancer Chats

Dance Speaks

An adult education series held in the Bolender Center’s Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater and various community venues. Interesting panel  discussions introduce the community-at-large to upcoming ballets, guest choreographers, stagers, and dancers. Includes audience Q & A with artists and an invitation to Kansas City Ballet’s company rehearsals prior to specific Dance Speaks!


Pre-Curtain Talks

Free for all ticketholders, arrive early and hear about the show you are about to see. Learn how music, special effects, and costumes all make magic on stage by attending the pre-curtain talk, the Belger Footnotes Series, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain. No reservation is necessary.

Ballet Tours

The Todd Bolender Center of Dance & Creativity is at the heart of Kansas City Ballet. It’s where we learn from the masters and bond with our peers. We welcome friends and family to join us for tours of the facility, ask questions, and absorb the long, outstanding history of our organization.

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