Student Matinees in Kansas City

Educational Performances

Inspiring Creativity

Kansas City Ballet reaches students and teachers of all backgrounds and experience levels through in-school lecture demonstrations and specially-priced student matinees.

Kansas City Ballet presents full-length morning performances for schools designed to enhance interdisciplinary learning, integrating dance with English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Music. Students will experience stunning choreography, elaborate sets, beautiful costumes, and the Kansas City Symphony!

The Nutcracker Student Matinee

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

A two-act ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s story— featuring vibrant costumes, elaborate scenery, and stunning sets, this classic tale  tells the timeless story of Clara, the Mouse King and her Nutcracker Prince.

Choreography: Devon Carney
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Fee: All seats $12

Audience: Recommended for 2nd grade and older. For school groups at this special rate; 1 adult/teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.

Nutcracker Online Study Guide: A multimedia guide is accessible by password for teachers bringing students to Nutcracker Student Matinees.

IMPORTANT!: To reserve seats, please fill out our Nutcracker Order Form.

Form is due as soon as possible. To secure your reservation, there is a 20% deposit required, payable by credit card or check. Remaining and/or full payments are due only by check on or before November 23, 2022.

For more information, please contact April Berry.

Cinderella Student Matinee

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

Devon Carney’s world premiere choreography accompanied by Prokofiev’s captivating music brings this enchanting story to life. Enjoy a special twist on this favorite fairy tale where the characters are sure to delight. The Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin that becomes a carriage, fairies weaving spells, the handsome prince, and of course, the wicked stepmother and riotous, bumbling stepsisters all come together to tell this beloved story.

World Premiere Choreography: Devon Carney
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Fee: All seats $12

Audience: Recommended for 2nd grade and older. For school groups at this special rate; 1 adult/teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.

Cinderella Online Study Guide: A multimedia guide is accessible by password for teachers bringing students to Cinderella Student Matinees.

IMPORTANT!: To reserve seats, please fill out our Cinderella Order Form.

Form is due as soon as possible. To secure your reservation, there is a 20% deposit required, payable by credit card or check. Remaining and/or full payments are due only by check on or before February 2, 2023.

For more information, please contact April Berry.

New Moves 2023 Student Matinee

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy brand new contemporary ballets created by nationally known choreographers and talented local choreographic voices from company dancers in Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is a chance to  see the Kansas City Ballet company and some of tomorrow’s sought after choreographers in an up-close and intimate space.

Students will experience a pre-performance introduction by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and a post-performance audience Q & A with some New Moves choreographers and dancers.

Location: Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City MO 64108
Fee: All seats $12

Audience: Recommended for Middle and High School students and college students. For school groups at this special rate, 1 adult/teacher chaperone is required to accompany every 10 students that attend. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10. Seating at 10:00 a.m.

FOR SCHOOLS ONLY: IMPORTANT! To reserve seats, please fill out our New Moves Order Form.

Form is due as soon as possible. To secure your reservation, there is a 20% deposit required, payable by credit card or check. Remaining and/or full payments are due only by check on or before March 3, 2023.

For more information, please contact April Berry.

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Email April Berry at aberry@kcballet.org.