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Dancer Arielle Espie. Photographer Kenny Johnson.

Business Partner Profiles


Kansas City Ballet is grateful to Stepp & Rothwell, Inc., for sponsoring the Ballet’s VIP Suite at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Members of the Patrons Society – supporters who contribute at least $1,500 annually – gather to enjoy refreshments and camaraderie during intermissions of KC Ballet repertory performances.

Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. is Kansas City’s premier independent financial advisory firm. It was founded in 1992 and serves families in Missouri, Kansas and 28 other states. The firm specializes in providing objective advice and implementation to individuals and families interested in optimizing their financial situations. Because it is independent, Stepp & Rothwell provides advice in the client’s best interest always, and never earns sales commissions. With a professional staff of 13, and a policy of meeting with all clients at least quarterly, Stepp & Rothwell ensures clients know the firm is here for them now and in the future. The Stepp & Rothwell motto: “We really do what you really want.” Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. supports the arts through direct contributions and an employee charitable matching plan.

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Kansas City Ballet is grateful to Belger for leadership support as a new Kansas City Ballet Business Partner and sponsor of the Belger Footnotes Series.
The Belger Footnotes are free, pre-curtain talks for all ticket holders. Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insider's view on the story line, choreography, history, costumes and music prior to each repertory performance. The Belger Footnotes are held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour before curtain.

Since 1919, Belger has led the crane service industry with a rich history of innovation and foresight. If a job is difficult or challenging, requiring quality, performance, and experience, “Better Call Belger.” Headquartered in Kansas City, with six locations throughout the Midwest, Belger provides crane services, machinery installation and de-installation, specialized heavy hauling, and warehousing to customers in a wide range of industries. Established in 2000, the Belger Arts Center is located at Belger headquarters in Kansas City's Crossroads District. Singly and in partnership with other educational, community and arts organizations, it hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, docent led tours and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Since partnering with Red Star Studios in 2010, programming has expanded to include contemporary ceramics exhibitions, ceramics classes and an artist in residence program. The Belger Crane Yard Studios, near the 18th & Vine Jazz District, opened in the summer of 2013.

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Kansas City Ballet is pleased to welcome Accenture as a new Kansas City Ballet Business member and February First Friday sponsor for Kansas City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013.

As a Kansas City Ballet First Friday sponsor, Accenture hosted a private party in February at the Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, followed by a rehearsal which was open to the public. The First Friday Series is free and reaches the public throughout the year to experience Kansas City Ballet artists at work during rehearsals. The First Friday Series introduces visual arts enthusiasts visiting the Crossroads District (KCB’s neighborhood) to the Ballet’s many programs and activities. More than 1,200 people visit Kansas City Ballet’s First Friday events annually. As a Kansas City Ballet Business member, Accenture has joined other leaders with a commitment helping Kansas City Ballet fulfill its vision and mission to make Kansas City a destination for dance and to establish Kansas City Ballet as an indispensable asset in the community for all ages.

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For more information on sponsorships, please contact:
Patty Bowen, Director of Corporate Relations at 816-931-2232 x1345 or pbowen@kcballet.org