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 programs, we seek to nurture and develop our artists, audiences and students in the values inherent in the creativity, diversity and joy of dance. Through the Community Engagement and Education Department Kansas City Ballet reaches over 24,000 students and adults each year. The Kansas City Ballet School provides dance training to over 2,000 students each year, at two locations.
Our home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on the campus of Union Station, in conjunction with our Resident Company status at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has truly positioned Kansas City as a Destination for Dance.
Kansas City Ballet: Making Kansas City a destination for dance
To establish Kansas City Ballet as an indispensable asset of the Kansas City community through exceptional performances, excellence in dance training and community education for all ages.