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 Kansas City 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 student’s understanding of the relationship between music and movement.



Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Oliver Till, School Director
Kimberly Cowen, Interim School Director, Principal & KCYB Director
Lauren Fadeley Veyette, Daytime Principal & Competition Coordinator
Taryn Ouellette, Principal, South Campus at Meadowbrook
Dmitry TrubchanovMen’s Program Coordinator & KCYB Associate Director
Jordan VothCompany Pianist/Principal Academy Pianist


Courtney Collado, School Operations Manager
Sean Duus, R.O.A.D. Residency Coordinator
Miyesha McGriff, R.O.A.D. Program Administrator
Rachel Grisi Dugan, Summer Intensive Coordinator
Nora Burkitt-Davis, Children’s Program & Adaptive Dance Coordinator
Megan Robinson, Bolender Center Administrator
Quinse Thompson, South Campus Administrator
Miana Abramson, Adrienne Anderson, Iyonna Barris, Allay Freeman, Katherine Jackson, Aspen Ross, Sarah Wilczewski, Susan Williams, Dylan Wills, Administrative Assistants

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