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!

New Moves 2021 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.

Date: February 2021
Location: Bolender Center’s Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater
Fee: All seats $12

Check back soon for online reservations. For more information, please contact April Berry.

New! Studio To Stage Program

Kansas City Ballet offers a virtual Lecture Demonstration program during the 2020-2021 season! Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company dancers perform a new 60-minute interactive dance program illustrating the behind-the-scenes work dancers employ in order to perform classic and contemporary ballet. Narrated by dancers and Kansas City Ballet staff, this new pre-recorded program is appropriate for schools, libraries, senior centers, and other community organizations.

Dancers perform diverse ballet repertoire from the classic, virtuosic Le Corsaire Pas de Deux to a contemporary holiday ballet sung by Ella Fitzgerald!

More information coming soon.

Inclement Weather Policy

Due to the varying weather policies of area schools planning to attend our student matinee performances, Kansas City Ballet will offer an alternate opportunity to attend a ballet performance or educational program in the event that a school is unable to attend their scheduled performance.  Refunds will be given only in the event of cancellation of a performance by Kansas City Ballet.


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