Summer Intensive 2013: A Day In Pictures

It’s the second week of Summer Intensive here at Kansas City Ballet, and the studios of the Bolender Center are bustling with activity.

Below are some snapshots to give you a look into a day in the life of a KCBS Summer Intensive Student!

Morning Yoga Class
Morning Yoga Class
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We have SI students from all across the country – the pins indicate the hometowns of this year’s attendees!
Ballet Technique Class
Ballet Technique Class
Men's Class
Men’s Class
Jazz Class
Jazz Class
Pointe Class
Pointe Class

This is just a small glimpse into the daily schedule of our students here at KCBS Summer Intensive. Along with ballet technique and pointe, they take variations and learn more about partnering in the pas de deux class. They are exposed to an even broader range of dance forms including modern, flamenco and character.

As you can see, it’s already been a busy summer, but we can tell they’re all having fun! Check back for later posts that will include more photos and interviews from students!

Dancer Spotlight: Molly Wagner

This week we place the spotlight on Company Dancer Molly Wagner, who has just finished her first season with Kansas City Ballet.

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Dancer Molly Wagner. Photography Ken Coit.

Molly is originally from Denver, Colorado, where she began her ballet training. She spent summers with Jillana, Joffrey Ballet South, Kansas City Ballet and Ballet Austin. She graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.F.A, and went on to dance professionally with Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, and Charleston Ballet Theatre, and now here at Kansas City Ballet.

Check out the video below to hear Molly tell us about how she began ballet and why she loves to dance. You can also read an article written by Molly herself in Dance Magazine.

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To learn more about Molly and other KCB Company Dancers, you can visit our website at kcballet.org. Keep checking our blog as well for other dancer spotlights!