Staying Connected With Us

KCBallet@Home

Dancing During Distancing

On behalf of everyone at KCB – dancers, musicians, staff and faculty – we truly appreciate your investment in Kansas City Ballet and our arts and culture community.

We are wishing all of you good health and the stamina to weather this storm. And, as soon as we are able, we will be back to performing, teaching and sharing this art we hold so dear.

In the meantime, we have launched KCBallet@Home to share special moments from past performances and other exclusive content via our social media pages because we know that dance has the power to transport us, if only for a moment, to a place of peace and joy. That is what we all need more of right now.

New Moves: The Broadcast Series

Extended thru May 23, 2021 | Episode premieres each Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT.

New Moves, traditionally one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular in-person performances, this year showcases contemporary ballet in unique and beloved settings throughout the greater Kansas City area. This production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought-after choreographers. Kansas City Ballet artists and emerging and established choreographers discover bold new ways of expression and feel the athleticism, beauty, power, and passion of never before-seen dance creations! Once released, the videos will be available to view until May 23, 2021.

Of the many things we will remember in all that's happened this past year, those performances will be indelible.

- Joe and Amy Robertson, Kansas City

Episode #8
Basie Land
Premieres April 15, 2021 | American Jazz Museum
Choreography by Cameron Thomas
Music is Vintage Kansas City Jazz
Cinematography by Chris Burrow Photography

Click here to watch episode 8

 

Episode #9
Tenebra
Premieres April 22, 2021 | Charlotte Street Foundation
Choreography by Christopher Costentini
Music by Porter Robinson, “Spitfire” remix
Cinematography by Chris Burrow Photography

Episode #10
Velvet Vacancy
Premieres April 29, 2021 | Gem Theatre
Choreography by Emily Mistretta
Music by Anna Stromer, composer and musician, original music
Cinematography by Chris Burrow Photography

 

Episode #11
CHAPTER ONE:7.10
Premieres May 6, 2021 | National WWI Museum and Memorial
Choreography by Price Suddarth
Music by Alfonso Peduto, composer, original music
Cinematography by Cody Boston

Episode #12
In The Making
Premieres May 13, 2021 | Kansas City Art Institute
Choreography by Ben Needham-Wood
Music by Benjamin Tissot
Cinematography by Johanna Brooks

 

Episode #13
Train of Thought
Premieres May 20, 2021 | Union Station Kansas City
Choreography by Yury Yanowsky
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky, “Hymn of the Cherubim”
Cinematography by Cody Boston

Watch Dance Speaks: New Voices, New Moves from March 3

Watch Past KCB Dancer Chats

10-21-20
Moderator Nicole Jacobs Silvey chats with KC Ballet Dancers Naomi Tanioka and Whitney Huell

Watch Dancer Chat

11-4-20
Moderator Paul Horsley chats with KC Ballet Dancers Joshua Bodden and Liang Fu

Watch Dancer Chat

11-18-20
Moderator Rashida Phillips with KC Ballet Dancers Amaya Rodriguez and Javier Morales

Watch Dancer Chat

1-20-21
Moderator Consuelo Cruz chats with KC Ballet Dancers Emily Mistretta and Humberto Rivera Blanco

Watch Dancer Chat

1-21-21 (En Español)
Moderator Consuelo Cruz chats with KC Ballet Dancers Javier Morales and Humberto Rivera Blanco

Watch Dancer Chat

3-17-21
Moderator Aviva Ajmera chats with KC Ballet Dancers Danielle Bausinger, Amanda DeVenuta and Courtney Nitting

Watch Dancer Chat

Why I Dance by Kansas City Ballet Dancers

#MoveWithUs Challenge #1

#MoveWithUs Challenge #2

#MoveWithUs Challenge #3

Music Moves

With Ramona Pansegrau

Listen to this series of podcasts from Kansas City Ballet Musical Director Ramona Pansegrau who takes us through her favorite ballets. Topics will explore Russian, Danish, and English ballet music as well as an in-depth examination of specific works and how they are used for dance.

Listen to the episodes below.

The Official KC Ballet Workout

Ballet Master Kristi Capps

Get ready to sweat as you spell out KC Ballet with your entire body! All you need is comfortable clothes, a steady chair, and your living room! In this short video, Ballet Master Kristi Capps will take you through the ten minute, ballet-inspired workout. Share your workout with us on social media by using #KCBStrong.

Go to Workout

Featured Video - Devon Carney's Swan Lake

You keep us strong!

You can be our hero! Now more than ever, KC Ballet is depending on supporters like you. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Donate tickets to canceled performances you have purchased.
  2. Make a gift!
  3. “Like” dancers/staff posts on Facebook and provide encouraging comments. Add the hashtag: #kcballet to your comments!
  4. Keep in touch with your local, state, and federal elected officials. Let them know how much you love the arts!