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
Dmitry Trubchanov, Men’s Program Coordinator & KCYB Associate Director
Lynley Von Engeln, Children’s Division Coordinator
Irina Brouhard, Music Coordinator


Lynley Von Engeln, School Coordinator
Jessica Bacus, School Operations Manager
Erin Steeley, Johnson County Administrator
Nora Burkitt, Adaptive Dance Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Brigitte Benyei, Courtney Davis, Alexa Glomp, Erica Lohman, Taryn Ouellette, Katie Romey, and Charlie Weitkamp, Administrative Assistants