About Kansas City Ballet Guild
Are you looking for ways to get more involved with the Kansas City Ballet? If so, you might want to consider joining us in the Kansas City Ballet Guild. The Guild, founded in 1961, is one of the company’s oldest and biggest local supporters. Our 150+ enthusiastic members serve as advocates for ballet and dance in the Kansas City community. Join us in the Guild to learn more about ballet and dance, to meet and socialize with other local ballet and dance enthusiasts, and to directly support the Kansas City Ballet via our annual fundraising efforts.
JOIN THE BALLET GUILD TODAY
We have two levels of membership. Member-level dues allow us to conduct standard Guild business, Relevé-level dues allow the Guild to fund extra special activities such as sponsoring company dancer attendance at Guild events and providing company dancers holiday gifts. So please consider the Relevé option when joining.
Join us for the first time or renew your membership by clicking above to order online. You may also download this form and mail it in with your payment.
MORE ABOUT THE BALLET GUILD
Guild members enjoy special presentations from guest choreographers, stagers, musicians, dancers, and the wonderful Kansas City Ballet staff. Presentations include educational programs on what it takes to operate a 21st century dance organization, exclusive “behind the scenes” looks at upcoming performances, and access to special pre-performance “open rehearsals.” We meet and socialize via monthly general membership meetings, three fabulous annual luncheons (Fall Kick Off, Nutcracker and Spring Celebration) and at special events such as cast parties, book clubs, and movie nights. We also support and maintain the Kansas City Ballet Archives. And of course, all members are encouraged to be Kansas City Ballet season subscribers and to attend the annual Guild Ballet Ball.
The Guild sponsors two major fundraising events for the Kansas City Ballet each season – an annual Ballet Ball and a Gift Boutique at the Kauffman Center. Last year, these events collectively raised $325,000 for the Kansas City Ballet.
GUILD NUTCRACKER BALL
Celebrate the holiday season at the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 52nd annual gala, the Nutcracker Ball, on November 23 at the InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza! Enjoy a magical setting with festive décor and elegant cuisine, a mini-performance by Kansas City Ballet, plus after-dinner dancing music by the Michael Beers Band. Learn more about the Nutcracker Ball.
GUILD GIFT BOUTIQUE
In December each year, the Guild sponsors and staffs the Gift Boutique during Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker performance run at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We sell traditional and whimsical Nutcrackers, ballet and Nutcracker-themed ornaments and other Nutcracker-inspired items. Net proceeds go to the Kansas City Ballet. To register and volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Registration Center.
guild 2019-2020 events
9/19 | GUILD KICK OFF MEMBERSHIP MEETING
10:00-11:30am at the Bolender Center
10/24 | NUTCRACKER GIFT BOUTIQUE PRICING PARTY
9:00am at the Bolender Center
11/23 | NUTCRACKER BALL
6:30pm at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
12/5-24 | GUILD NUTCRACKER BOUTIQUE
Brandmeyer Hall at the Kauffman Center
12/12 | NUTCRACKER LUNCHEON
11:30am-1:30pm at the historic Muehlebach
12/17 | BENEFACTOR’S PRIVATE DINNER
for Nutcracker Ball Benefactors
6:00pm on the Kauffman Center stage
2/6 | GUILD OPEN REHEARSAL FOR SWAN LAKE
4:00pm at the Bolender Center
5/7 | GUILD SPRING LUNCHEON/OFFICER INSTALLATION
* All event dates/times subject to change
contact the guild
We would love to hear from you. Please email Guild President John Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.