Kansas City Ballet shares the power of dance!

Kansas City Ballet reaches students and teachers of all backgrounds and experience levels through in-school programming, tours to our studios, and specially-priced matinees at the theater. Kansas City Ballet also offers unique audience education opportunities for adults wishing to expand their experiences around the ballet’s current repertory.

Over 20,000 people – from students to working professionals to retirees – benefit from our community programs annually. See options below.

Educational Performances For schools

Introduce your students to the joy and wonder of dance by joining Kansas City Ballet for one of our Student Matinee performances. Designed especially for school groups in grades 2-12, these educational performances provide students an engaging introduction to  ballet along with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to stage a ballet performance. Kansas City Ballet also offers Lecture Demonstrations where Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company dancers perform a 60-minute interactive dance program at your school. Narrated by dancers and Kansas City Ballet staff, this program is appropriate for elementary, middle, or high school students. Dancers perform a diverse repertoire of classical to contemporary works.

Dance In Schools

Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) is a 12 to 24-week in-school dance residency program for elementary students, taught by professional teaching artists from Kansas City Ballet, to live piano accompaniment.

Community Programs

Kansas City Ballet invites you to Observe, Participate, and Engage in dance through mini-performances, lectures and workshops.


Kansas City Ballet is committed to sharing its joy of dance with all people, and education is an important component of that mission. Kansas City Ballet has compiled some resources on the world of ballet that we hope you will find helpful.


To create awareness, appreciation, and to engage learners of all ages in a deeper understanding and connection to dance.

Contact Kansas City Ballet’s Community Education Department:

816.216.5583 or aberry@kcballet.org

April Berry, Director of Community Engagement and Education
Sean Duus, R.O.A.D. Residency Coordinator
Madeleine Arnzen, Community Education Assistant

Teaching Artists
April Berry
Sean Duus
Madeleine Arnzen
Mary Kay Cottrill
Tristian Griffith
Kacie Lee Hall
Tina Ray
Ralonda Ruttman

Robert Beasley
Sam Beckett
Vance Bollinger
Alyssa Murray
Andrew Ouelette
Roger Wilder