The Gift of Ballet

During our Nutcracker season we asked many of you to donate to our Holiday Magic Campaign, which sent children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and their families to The Nutcracker. 

Thanks to your generous gifts, more than 225 local children were able to attend The Nutcracker! The children enjoyed the performances so much that they created artwork as a special “thank you.” We couldn’t resist sharing. Without you, this kind of inspiration would not be possible.

Kansas City Ballet is thankful to all of those who gave the gift of The Nutcracker to these local children.


2015 Nutcracker Ball Chair

LeslieportraitKansas City Ballet is excited to introduce our 2015 Nutcracker Ball Chair; Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley!

It’s no secret that Kansas City’s Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley is a force to be reckoned with. Siobhan is the Vice President and Director of Client Services for Walz Tetrick Advertising. She earned a triple-major at Vanderbilt University before earning her MBA at KU, she has served on the board of directors for more than 11 organizations, and now, she’s our very own 2015 Nutcracker Ball Chair!

Siobhan has been involved with Kansas City Ballet since 2000 and has served on the board of directors for 15 years. She also has been a past president, treasurer, and marketing chair of the Kansas City Ballet Board. Along with her many years of involvement, her two daughters have been students in the Kansas City Ballet School!

Needless to say, we are thrilled to have Siobhan as our 2015 Nutcracker Ball Chair and cannot wait to see what this year brings!