The Kansas City Ballet Positions KC as a Destination for Dance
The Kansas City Ballet is truly in the heart of the metro. Their home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on the campus of Union Station, in conjunction with their Resident Company status at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has truly positioned Kansas City as a Destination for Dance.
Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 30-member professional ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley. Kansas City Ballet offers an eclectic repertory ranging from the traditional classics to exciting contemporary ballets. Through its professional company, its second company (comprised of KCB II and Trainees) and its many community service programs, they seek to nurture and develop our artists, audiences and students in the values inherent in the creativity, diversity and joy of dance.
The company reaches over 20,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community engagement programs and provides dance training through the Kansas City Ballet School.