About Kansas City Ballet Guild

Are you looking for ways to get more involved with Kansas City Ballet? The Kansas City Ballet Guild is a group of over 200 members who serve as advocates for dance and ballet in the Kansas City community. We provide financial assistance to the Kansas City Ballet through the Nutcracker Boutique, the Annual Ball, and other special events. Join the Guild and enjoy fun opportunities with a community of dance enthusiasts!



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.

Our programming is changing which means we gather both during the daytime and evening.  We have special presentations from guest choreographers, dancers and staff who share behind the scenes details of upcoming performances from music to costuming and staging.  We love to party and especially enjoy it when the dancers attend, too! We throw three highly attended luncheons every year (Fall Kick Off, Nutcracker and Spring Celebration). We see movies, get discounted tickets to other performing arts venues and generally enjoy meeting others who share our interests in the arts and in the Kansas City community.

We have two levels of membership. While Member dues allow us to conduct Guild business, Relevé dues allow us to also sponsor dancer attendance at Guild events and provide holiday gifts for the dancers. Please consider the Relevé option when joining.

Guild Membership Levels

  • $50 Guild Member
  • $150 Guild Relevé Member

All members are encouraged to be a Kansas City Ballet season subscriber and attend the annual Ballet Ball.

Guild Fundraising

On Saturday, October 6, the Kansas City Ballet Guild presented the Emerald City Ball, a celebration of Kansas City Ballet’s world premiere of Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, at the beautiful InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza. Guests enjoyed a lively cocktail party, delicious cuisine, breathtaking decor by Larry Wheeler and Craig Sole Designs, crowd-pleasing entertainment by Michael Beers Band, and a spectacular runway show featuring the fashions of Oz narrated by costume designer Liz Vandal. Gigi Rose chaired the event. Carol and W. Anthony Feiock, whose involvement with Kansas City Ballet has been long and noteworthy, served as honorary chairman. Guild President Susan Meehan-Mizer and Kansas City Ballet Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley presented the 2018 Pirouette Award to Frank Byrne, executive director of the Kansas City Symphony, for his outstanding contribution to the performing arts.

The Guild also sponsors and staffs the Nutcracker Boutique at all Kansas City Ballet Nutcracker performances. We sell traditional and whimsical nutcrackers, ballet and Nutcracker themed ornaments and other Nutcracker inspired items. Net proceeds benefit the Kansas City Ballet. To register and volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Registration Center.

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guild 2018-2019 events

Monthly Guild meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month starting in September 2018.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Guild Membership Meeting
9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Todd Bolender Center

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Book Club –Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas
6:30 p.m. at A’ffaere

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Membership Meeting, Watch Night & Reception
4:00 p.m.
Todd Bolender Center

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Book Club – Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison
6:30 p.m. at A’ffaere

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Guild Membership Meeting
9:30 a.m.- 11:00a.m.
Todd Bolender Center

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Movie Night –Ballet 422
6:30 p.m.
Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Membership Annual Meeting
9:30 a.m.
Todd Bolender Center

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Spring Luncheon and Officer Installation
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location TBA          

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Book Club –Through the Eyes of a Dancer by Wendy Perron
6:30 p.m. at A’ffaere

* Events subject to change



contact the guild

We would love to hear from you. Please email Ballet Guild President Susan Meehan-Mizer at guild@kcballet.org for more information.

The Diamond Ball at InterContinental Kansas CIty on the Plaza

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Guild’s Fall Luncheon at Kansas City Country Club

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