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.

Community Programs

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


Kansas City Ballet invites your group to come and view our company at work. Call to arrange a tour of our studios for your group of 10 or more people.

Dance In Schools (R.O.A.D.)

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.

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. Coordinator
Olivia Shaw, Education Assistant

Teaching Artists
Mary Kay Cottrill
Sean Duus
Tina Ray
Janie Olivia Shaw
Jenna Wurtzberger

Sam Beckett
Alyssa Murray
Andrew Ouellette
Trevor Thornton
Roger Wilder