Pre-Professional Ballet Training in the Midwest
The Pre-Professional Division at the Kansas City Ballet is the most comprehensive ballet education available in our region.
The focus of this program is refining technique while fostering artistry. It prepares students for professional careers or further studies such as our Trainee Program and KCB II.
Be available to dedicate 6 days a week to attending class
Students will expand their knowledge:
- Body Conditioning
- and more
Performing with Kansas City Ballet
Academy students are eligible to audition for Kansas City Ballet productions where roles and ages vary. Casting of students into KCB Company productions is at the sole discretion of the KCB Artistic Director and not a guarantee.
Pre-Professional students may also be invited to audition for the school’s performing group, Kansas City Youth Ballet. Learn More
End of School Year Performances
Students in Level 2 through 8 participate in an annual spring performance at the Kauffman Center. This performance is ticketed and open to the public, and all students are encouraged to attend.
Intended for middle school and high school students with alternative academic study options, the Daytime Program offers daily intensive training to prepare young dancers for a second-company experience. Offering classes during the day allows students who are motivated and passionate for dance to attend more hours each week.
Everything from dress code to location information to auditions, Kansas City Ballet’s Parent Resources will tell you everything you need to know to set up your child for success.