Community Engagement and Education

Pre-Performance Programs

We invite you to observe, participate and engage with us.

Kansas City Ballet is committed to sharing its joy of dance with everyone, and our pre-performance educational programs are an important component of our mission.

Dance Speaks – KCB’s Educational Series

An adult education series held in the Bolender Center’s Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater and various community venues. Interesting panel  discussions introduce the community-at-large to upcoming ballets, guest choreographers, stagers, and dancers. Includes audience Q & A with artists and an invitation to Kansas City Ballet’s company rehearsals prior to specific Dance Speaks!

UPCOMING DANCE SPEAKS

Pre-Curtain Talks

Free for all ticketholders, arrive early and hear about the show you are about to see. Learn how music, special effects, and costumes all make magic on stage by attending the pre-curtain talk, the Belger Footnotes Series, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain. No reservation is necessary.

Nutcracker Family VIP Experience

NEW this year! For $184 per ticket, your family will enjoy Premium Center Mezzanine tickets with access to a private reception suite before the show and at intermission. Free wine, kids drinks, holiday treats, and hands-on activities. Costumed characters from the show will make a special VIP-only appearance at intermission!

Select performances only and limited seats.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 p.m.

To purchase online, look for Nutcracker Family VIP seats in the Mezzanine section only.

Ballet Tours

The Todd Bolender Center of Dance & Creativity is at the heart of Kansas City Ballet. It’s where we learn from the masters and bond with our peers. We welcome friends and family to join us for tours of the facility, ask questions, and absorb the long, outstanding history of our organization.

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