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

Friday, Dec. 3 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 10 – 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

IMPORTANT: To secure your reservation, there is a 20% deposit required, payable by credit card or check. Full payments are due only by check THREE weeks prior to performances.

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 a password for teachers bringing students to Nutcracker Student Matinees.

You must download and fill out the form below to reserve seats. Seats will only be sold to public, private, and homeschool groups.

Registration Form

For more information, please contact April Berry.

New Moves 2022 Student Matinee

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.

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

More information coming soon.

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