Our People

School Staff & Faculty

To be the very best, you must train with the very best.

The School maintains a faculty of over 50 instructors. Our prestigious faculty are joined from time to time by current KC Ballet Company members and artistic staff, as well as renowned guest teaching artists. Many classes are taught to live piano accompaniment, a crucial element in developing the child’s understanding of the relationship between music and movement.



Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Grace M. Holmes, School Director
Kimberly Cowen, Principal & KCYB Director
Lauren Fadeley VeyettePrincipal & YAGP Coordinator
Dmitry Trubchanov, Men’s Program Coordinator & KCYB Associate Director
Erin Steeley, Interim Children’s Division Coordinator
Irina Brouhard, Music Coordinator


Erin Steeley, School Coordinator
Jessica Bacus, School Operations Manager
Nora Burkitt, BC/JC and Adaptive Dance Administrator
Iyonna Barris, Brigitte Benyei, Alexa Glomp, Alyssa Gold, Taryn Ouellette, Katie Romey and Virginia Smith, Administrative Assistants