Join the Guild and enjoy fun opportunities with a community of dance enthusiasts!
The Kansas City Ballet Guild is a group of 150+ 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.
- $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.
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.
GUILD NUTCRACKER BALL
Celebrate 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! Enjoy 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.
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
12/5-24 | GUILD NUTCRACKER BOUTIQUE
Brandmeyer Hall at the Kauffman Center
12/12 | NUTCRACKER LUNCHEON
11:30am-1:30pm at the historic Muehlebach
12/17 | BENEFACTOR’S PRIVATE DINNER
for Nutcracker Ball Benefactors
6:30pm on the Kauffman Center stage
2/6 | GUILD OPEN REHEARSAL FOR SWAN LAKE
4:00pm at the Bolender Center
5/7 | GUILD SPRING LUNCHEON/OFFICER INSTALLATION
* All event dates/times subject to change