1st Annual Ballet Audition for Women and Dancers of Color

The Kansas City Ballet is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 1st Annual Ballet Audition for Women and Dancers of Color.  This audition, being held by The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their founding, will be located in Denver at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studios on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 3:00 p.m.

This audition’s purpose is to help Women of Color who are seeking employment and company contracts in some of the leading ballet companies in the United States.KCB-IAOBD pic.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball 2015

On Friday, Dec. 4th, Nutcracker Ball, presented by the Kansas City Ballet Guild, kicked off the holiday season at the beautiful Union Station. Guests started the night with a lively cocktail party complemented by delicious cuisine from Brancato’s Catering, decor by Trapp and Company, and crowd-pleasing entertainment with the Michael Beers Band and Kansas City Ballet. Before dancing the night away, Guild President Lisa Hickok honored Barbara Storm with the 2015 Pirouette Award for her commitment to the performing arts. Ballet Ball Chairman Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley finished the night off by thanking guests for their support.

It was a night to remember and we can hardly wait for next year’s!

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Executive Director Mr. Jeffrey J. Bentley with Mrs. and Mr. Michael Frost
Executive Director Mr. Jeffrey J. Bentley with Mrs. and Mr. Michael Frost

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Kevin Amey, Mr. Trad A Burns, Artistic Director Mr. Devon Carney, Ms. Holly Hynes, Executive Director Mr. Jeffrey J. Bentley, Mr. Alain Vaës
Mr. Kevin Amey, Mr. Trad A Burns, Artistic Director Mr. Devon Carney, Ms. Holly Hynes, Executive Director Mr. Jeffrey J. Bentley, Mr. Alain Vaës
Honorary Chairman Mrs. Ann Dickinson, Ball Chairman Ms. Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley, Guild President Ms. Lisa Hickok
Honorary Chairman Mrs. Ann Dickinson, Ball Chairman Ms. Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley, Guild President Ms. Lisa Hickok

Photography by Larry F. Levenson

Studio Class Spotlight: Yoga

Kansas City Ballet School’s very own Erin Sexton teaches a yoga class in the studio division at the Johnson County Campus at 95th and Nall, every Tuesday from 9 to 10:15 a.m.

Erin has been working with the Kansas City Ballet School since 2006 and has taught various levels of students in dance, yoga, and dance theater workshops. She said this yoga class in particular will offer a “constructive, refreshing, balanced practice for individuals with a basic to moderate level of yoga experience.” In addition, the class aims to help individuals with awareness and alignment, stretching and strengthening and can even be helpful to those who have struggled with past injuries.

Why not make a resolution to be stronger and more flexible in 2016?

Erin Sexton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on studio classes, please contact the Kansas City Ballet School HERE!

World Series Trophy Appears in Performance of “The Nutcracker”

The Kansas City Ballet was honored and proud to display the Kansas City Royals’ World Series Trophy in one of The Nutcracker performances this season. It was the perfect touch to our holiday show and we hope to see many more appearances of the famed trophy in years to come. Congratulations, Royals! 

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Wishing everyone in Kansas City a bright year! Happy 2016!