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Kansas City Ballet shares the joy of dance with students of all ages

new moves matinee

Friday, February 17 at 2:00 PM

Kansas City Ballet presents a special discounted matinee performance for colleges. Students will experience brand new, cutting-edge ballets by emerging choreographers from around the country as well as from select Kansas City Ballet company dancers. Choreographers include: Former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer, Yury Yanowsky; Gabrielle Lamb, winner of the 2014 Princess Grace Award for Choreography; Sisters Andi Abernathy and Stephanie Ruch from Kansas City’s Heartlines Dance Company; as well as KCB Company dancers Michael Davis, James Kirby Rodgers, Gustavo Ribeiro and Molly Wagner. This up close and intimate experience is sure to inspire and ignite students’ imaginations. Students will make connections between dance and abstraction, choreographer’s processes and structure and the relationship of dance to other disciplines.

Location: Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
Fee:  All seats $12. Reservations must be received by Feb. 10.

to reserve seats

Please contact 816.216.5583 or

Fall show 2017 matinee

Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Info coming soon!

Nutcracker matinees

Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

In 2015, Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney presented an all-new production of this favorite holiday classic. Carney gave audiences a traditional yet boisterous, adventurous, and re-imagined production. A two act ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s story—featuring vibrant costumes, elaborate scenery, and stunning sets, this holiday classic tells the timeless story of Clara, the Mouse King and her Nutcracker Prince.

Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Fee:  All seats $12
Audience: Suggested for 2nd grade and older. For school groups at this special rate; 1 adult chaperone is required to purchase a seat for every 10 students that attend.
Nutcracker Study Guide: Accessible by password only for teachers at participating Nutcracker Matinee Schools.

Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and groups must have a minimum of 10.

to reserve seats

Please contact 816.216.5583 or

Inclement Weather Policy
Due to the varying weather policies of area schools planning to attend our student matinee performances, Kansas City Ballet will offer an alternate opportunity to attend a ballet performance or educational program in the event that a school is unable to attend their scheduled performance.  Refunds will be given only in the event of cancellation of a performance by Kansas City Ballet.



January/February/March 2017

Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company dancers perform a 60-minute interactive dance program at your school. Narrated by dancers and KCB staff, this program is appropriate for elementary, middle, or high school students, presenting a diverse repertoire of classical to contemporary works, including excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty.

Space Requirements: Stage, Gym, or Large Multi-Purpose room

Cost: Single lecture -demonstration, $700; Half-price for Title 1 schools ($350)

To Book a KCB II Lecture Demonstration in your school

Please contact 816.216.5609 or