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

Feb. 18 – April 1, 2021 | 7 Episodes premiere 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 from mid-February through early April. 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 April 9, 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 #1
Dances at a Gallery
Premieres Feb. 18, 2021 | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Choreography by Courtney Nitting
Music by Sundance Remix
Cinematography by Johanna Brooks and Kenny Johnson

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Episode #2
Songs Without Words
Premieres Feb. 25, 2021 | Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Choreography by James Kirby Rogers
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Cinematography by Johanna Brooks and Kenny Johnson

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Episode #3
Misguided
Premieres March 4, 2021 | Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Choreography by Caroline Dahm
Music by Caroline Dahm, Schwarzmodul and Travis Lake
Cinematography by Johanna Brooks and Kenny Johnson

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Episode #4
Bones of Chaos
Premieres March 11, 2021 | Belger Crane Yard Studio
Choreography by Marika Brussel
Music by Ben Juodvalkis
Cinematography by Brad Austin

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Episode #5
What Angel Wakes Me
Look Here, Love
Hurly-Burly
Premieres March 18, 2021 | Kansas City PBS Studio
Choreography by Helen Pickett
Music by Peter Salem
Cinematography by Brad Austin

Episode #6
Felicity Found
Premieres March 25, 2021 | Kansas City Museum
Choreography by Margaret Mullin
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Cinematography by AWStudio

Episode #7
Corridors
Premieres April 1, 2021 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Brandmeyer
Great Hall
Choreography by Price Suddarth
Music by Peter Sandberg
Cinematography by Ron Berg Studio

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

Why I Dance by Kansas City Ballet Dancers

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.

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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.

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!