Kansas City Ballet Fundraising 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 170+ 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.

Membership Levels

  • $50 Guild Member
  • $150 Guild Relevé Member

While Member dues allow us to conduct Guild business, Relevé dues allow us to also sponsor dancer attendance at Guild events and provide holiday gifts for the dancers. Please consider the Relevé option when joining.

Meet the Relevé members

Guild members enjoy special presentations from guest choreographers, stagers, musicians, dancers, and the wonderful Kansas City Ballet staff. Presentations include educational programs on what it takes to operate a 21st century dance organization, exclusive “behind the scenes” looks at upcoming performances, and access to special pre-performance “open rehearsals.” We meet and socialize via monthly general membership meetings, three fabulous annual luncheons (Fall Kick Off, Nutcracker and Spring Celebration) and at special events such as cast parties, book clubs, 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.


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. Last year, these events collectively raised $325,000 for the Kansas City Ballet.

Patrons celebrated the holiday season at the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 52nd annual gala, the Nutcracker Ball, on November 23 at the InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza! They enjoyed a magical setting with festive décor and elegant cuisine, a mini-performance by Kansas City Ballet, plus after-dinner dancing music by the Michael Beers Band.

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


Join Today

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.

$150 Releve Guild Member

$50 Guild Member

Upcoming Events

Kansas City Ballet has canceled all performances and events, including Guild, for the rest of the 20-21 season.

Read kcb’s coronavirus update & Ticket Options


Contact the Guild

We would love to hear from you.

Please email Guild President John Walker at guild@kcballet.org for more information.


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