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.

Second Company @ Home: Broadcast Series

Second Company @ Home: Broadcast Series showcases many of the works learned and performed by the Second Company during the 2020-2021 season. These three, 20-minute episodes each include an introduction from Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney, two pieces performed by members of the group, and interviews with company members, as well as other behind-the-scenes footage.

Kansas City Ballet Second Company is an emerging professionals’ program which gives extraordinarily talented young dancers a professional company experience as a prelude to their joining a professional company. KCB’s Second Company performs throughout the region through public performances, lecture demonstrations, residencies, and workshops, enabling the community to experience live dance in a public setting.

Episode #1 | Premieres June 10, 2021

Mobile
Choreography by Tomm Ruud

Jupiter’s Court
Choreography by Christopher Ruud

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Episode #2 | Premieres June 17, 20211

Flower Festival
Choreography by August Bournonville

Coalescence
Choreography by Kansas City Ballet 2020-2021 Second Company Dancers

Episode #3 | Premieres June 24, 2021

Vectors
Choreography by Parrish Maynard

Star Silk
Choreography by Christopher Ruud

New Moves: The Broadcast Series

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!

All videos will be available to view until August 22, 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
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Choreography by Courtney Nitting

Click here to watch episode 1

 

Episode #2
Songs Without Words
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Choreography by James Kirby Rogers

Click here to watch episode 2

 

Episode #3
Misguided
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Choreography by Caroline Dahm

Click here to watch episode 3

 

Episode #4
Bones of Chaos
Belger Crane Yard Studio
Choreography by Marika Brussel

Click here to watch episode 4

 

Episode #5
The Shakespeare Cycle Triptych
Kansas City PBS Studio
Choreography by Helen Pickett

Click here to watch episode 5

Episode #6
Felicity Found
Kansas City Museum
Choreography by Margaret Mullin

Click here to watch episode 6

 

Episode #7
Corridors
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Choreography by Price Suddarth

Click here to watch episode 7

 

Episode #8
Basie Land
American Jazz Museum
Choreography by Cameron Thomas

Click here to watch episode 8

 

Episode #9
Tenebra
Charlotte Street Foundation
Choreography by Christopher Costentini

Click here to watch episode 9

Episode #10
Velvet Vacancy
Gem Theater
Choreography by Emily Mistretta

Click here to watch episode 10

 

Episode #11
CHAPTER ONE:7.10
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Choreography by Price Suddarth

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Episode #12
Train of Thought
Union Station Kansas City
Choreography by Yury Yanowsky

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Episode #13
In The Making
Kansas City Art Institute
Choreography by Ben Needham-Wood

Click here to watch episode 13

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

Watch Spring Dance Speaks: New Voices, New Moves from May 2021

Stories of Resiliency: Black Dancers in American Ballet in Kansas City

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.

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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!