Professional Division

Trainees

Kansas City Ballet Second Company

Developing Young Talent

The Second Company includes KCB II and the Trainee Program, both Professional Division products of Kansas City Ballet School.

The Trainee Program aims to nurture and develop the technical skills and artistry of young aspiring post-secondary dancers. This will ultimately prepare them for a professional dance career by bridging the gap between the student and KCB II.

Trainees participate in some company classes and have the opportunity to be considered for performances with Kansas City Ballet Company during the season. Trainees also perform with KCB II in their own educational and community outreach performances throughout the year.

Meet the 2019-2020 Trainees

Priyana Acharya
Timothy T.V. Cao
Sophie Hod
Juliana Kuhn
Talia Lebowitz
Colleen McKenzie
Jessica Ousterhout

Emma Pennell
Callahan Akmakjian-Porter
Grace Reed
Katy Schwarzweller
Lauren Vogel
Jasmine Wheeler

Auditions

Students must be advanced level dancers in high school or post-high school. Ladies must have at least 4 years of intensive pointe training.

To be considered for the Trainee Program, a dancer should attend a company audition or attend the Kansas City Ballet 5-week Summer Intensive.

COMPANY AUDITIONS

KCBS Summer Intensive

Tuition

September – May

Full Year $3,000 + $1,000 Deposit
Monthly $375 + $1,000 Deposit
Semester $1,500 + $1,000 Deposit

 

  • Includes all classes, rehearsals, all costumes and performance participation.
  • Financial assistance applications will be available starting in June 2020.
  • Students must secure their own housing, food, transportation, dance attire and shoes.

Sample Class Schedule

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:15 – 10:45 am Second Company Class Company Class Trainee Ballet Technique Company Class Trainee Ballet Technique
11:00 – 2:00 pm Trainee Classes Company Rehearsals Trainee Classes Company Rehearsals Company Rehearsals
2:00 – 3:00 pm Break Break Break Break Break
3:00 – 6:00 pm Company Rehearsals Company Rehearsals Company Rehearsals Company Rehearsals Company Rehearsals

The Trainee class schedule runs from Tuesday – Saturday from late August to early May. Trainee classes may include: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Modern, Jazz/Fosse, Ballet History, PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique), Pas de Deux, and Improvisation.

Trainees participate in some company classes and have the opportunity to be considered for performances with Kansas City Ballet Company during the season. They also perform with KCB II in Second Company educational and community outreach performances throughout the year.

 

Book The Second Company

Those interested in learning more about the Second Company and/or booking them for a performance, please contact KCBII@kcballet.org.