Bolender Center

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the home of Kansas City ballet

“it’s always a thrill to visit the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, a rehabbed architectural wonder that never fails to make the jaw drop.”

– The Kansas city star

On the west edge of the Union Station campus, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity lays at the heart of downtown Kansas City and the vibrant Crossroads Arts District. It is the home of Kansas City’s premier dance company and the region’s best ballet school. The Bolender Center is a creative center for our community.

The Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity is a fully renovated, historically significant structure that has been updated and is fully compliant with all ADA requirements. The accessibility services and accommodation methods in the Bolender Center include: ample accessible parking spaces convenient to entrances with drop-off areas; appropriate doorways and entrances that include automatic opening features; ADA compliant braille and tactile signage; restrooms that fully comply with ADA disability requirements; easy elevator access to all levels of the facility; and ample accessible seating for performances and exhibitions.

The Bolender Center is also home to the Tatiana Dokoudovska Library for Dance and Kansas City Ballet Archives which documents the history of the Kansas City Ballet.  Learn More

Directions to the Bolender Center


Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater

Hallway on second floor

Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Conference Room