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The new Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity is home to Kansas City Ballet and School, and includes the Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater and administrative offices. This facility became the permanent home of Kansas City Ballet in August 2011.

The Bolender center

  • Seven studios – nearly twice that of our former facility – with specialized floors for learning and rehearsing every type of dance.
  • Rehearsal space the same size as the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage
  • The Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater, which seats 180 comfortably
  • 180 parking spaces adjacent to the building
  • Wardrobe/costume facilities
  • Physical therapy suite
  • Set storage
  • Artist locker rooms
  • Administrative offices
  • And much more…

What People are Saying
“I’m lucky enough to travel all over the world and see dance facilities everywhere, and I can’t think of one in the world that is more beautiful than this building,” commented Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the Bolender Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. With the help of all donors, including you, the Bolender Center cements Kansas City Ballet’s place as an enduring and vital member of the Kansas City community.

Together we have returned an abandoned building to creative life. Together we have restored a piece of the city’s past in a way that contributes to its future. The Bolender Center will play a crucial role in the redevelopment of Kansas City and is a symbol of the resurgent Crossroads area and the culture that thrives there.

For more information or to add your support to the Kansas City Ballet Capital Campaign, contact Ron Fredman, Chief Development Officer, at 816.216.5585 or