Kansas City Ballet Supporting Group

KCB Guild

Join the Guild and enjoy fun opportunities with a community of dance enthusiasts!

The Kansas City Ballet Guild is a group of 200 members who serve as advocates for dance and ballet in the Kansas City community. We provide financial assistance to the Kansas City Ballet through the Nutcracker Boutique, the Annual Ball, and other special events.

Kansas City Ballet has always relied upon the generosity of the Guild’s membership and their commitment to the arts in Kansas City.

Membership Levels

  • $65 – Guild Member
  • $100 – Two Guild Members in a household only
  • $165 – Guild Relevé Member
  • $300 – Two Relevé Members in a household only

Member level Guild dues make it possible to conduct standard Guild business. Relevé level dues creates opportunities to do some extra special things, especially in support of the company dancers, such as sponsoring their attendance at Guild events and providing them holiday gifts. Please consider the Relevé level option as it will allow us to do even more for our remarkable Kansas City Ballet.

Meet the Relevé members

Guild members enjoy special presentations from guest choreographers, musicians, dancers, and the wonderful Kansas City Ballet staff. Presentations include exclusive “behind the scenes” looks at upcoming performances, and access to special pre-performance “open rehearsals.” We meet and socialize with monthly membership meetings, a Kick Off Party, three fabulous annual luncheons (Fall, Nutcracker and Spring Celebration) and at special events such as cast and company appreciation events, book club, and movie nights. We also support and maintain the Kansas City Ballet Archives. And of course, all members are encouraged to be Kansas City Ballet season subscribers and to attend the annual Guild Ballet Ball.

Join or Renew to the Guild

Join us for the first time or renew your membership by clicking below to order online. You may also download this form and mail it in with your payment.

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Fundraising

The Guild sponsors two major fundraising events for the Kansas City Ballet each season – an annual Ballet Ball and a Gift Boutique at the Kauffman Center. The Guild raised $425,000 for the Kansas City Ballet in 2023-24.

NUTCRACKER BALL
Patrons celebrate the holiday season at the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual gala, the Nutcracker Ball.

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GUILD GIFT BOUTIQUE
In December each year, the Guild sponsors and staffs the Gift Boutique during Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker performance run at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  We sell traditional and whimsical Nutcrackers, ballet and Nutcracker-themed ornaments and other Nutcracker-inspired items. Net proceeds go to the Kansas City Ballet.

2024-2025 Events

The Ballet Guild is planning a full year of fun-filled activities and programs for its members to enjoy.  All of our meetings will be at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity or a member’s home. Our Book Club and Movie Nights are back in full swing with many great topics to pique your interest. 

AUG. 18 • GUILD KICK OFF PARTY
5:00-7:00pm at Boulevard Brewing Company, Muehlebach Suite, Terrace Room

To place your order for the Kick Off, please call our box office at 816.931.8993, Mon-Friday, 10am-5pm.

SEPT 12 • FALL LUNCHEON & ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PHOTO
11:00am-1:30pm at Kansas City Country Club

OCT. 24 • NUTCRACKER GIFT BOUTIQUE PRICING
9:00am at the Bolender Center

DEC. 7 • THE NUTCRACKER BALL
6:00-11:30pm at The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

 

DEC. 12 • NUTCRACKER LUNCHEON
11:00am-1:30pm at the Hallbrook Country Club

MAR. 13 • OPEN REHEARSAL AND DANCER RECEPTION FOR DON QUIXOTE
4:00pm at the Bolender Center

MAY 1 • GUILD SPRING LUNCHEON AND OFFICER INSTALLATION
11:00am-1:30pm at the Carriage Club

Monthly Guild meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

*Events are subject to change.

The Guild Archives Fund

The Kansas City Ballet Archives are supported in perpetuity by the Guild Archives Fund. This endowment will ensure that the history of Kansas City Ballet is preserved, documented, and available for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

Kansas City Ballet Archives

Contact the Guild

We would love to hear from you.

Please email Guild President Karen Yungmeyer at guild@kcballet.org for more information.

 

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