The Kansas City Youth Ballet (KCYB) is the performing ensemble of the KCBS.

The focus of the KCYB is on excellence in training and developing a pre-professional performance atmosphere for the dancers.  The goal is to promote the art of ballet through education and performance for the dancers and the community. KCYB is made up of  dancers ranging in age from 13-18, who study under Director Kimberly Cowen, Dmitry Trubchanov and the faculty of the Kansas City Ballet School. The company presents two major performances each season and educational outreach demonstrations throughout the community, showcasing many original works by local and national choreographers, as well as new emerging artists.

KCYB is comprised of students enrolled or enrolling in Kansas City Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Division by invitation only. Eligible levels for invitation are the Evening Program levels 6-8 & the Daytime Program levels II-IV. There is an annual fee to participate with KCYB in addition to Academy tuition.

2019-2020 Ensemble Members

Iyonna Barris
Marie Barris
Kathryn Benson
Natalie Boese
Lauryn Brown
Jonah Brown
Grace Campbell
Tatum Cox
Charlie Cronenwett
Olivia Denson
Ashley DeVincent
Madeline Gosnell
Penelope Guezuraga
Hannah Hudson
Farrah Johnson
Dietrich Klawonn
Lucie Lane
Katie Mendelsberg
Clara Messner
Oscar Miller
Ellayziah Montgomery
Jordan Noblett
Abigail Quinton
Sara Radka
Bella von Hofman
Hope Wampler
Katelyn Wishman
Nahla-Grace Zaun

2019-2020 Performances

KC Youth Ballet Fall Performance
November 1-3, 2019

Kansas City Youth Ballet (KCYB) will present Ice Queen for its Fall Performance 2019. This program also includes works by Haley Kostas, Emily Mistretta and Marcus Oatis. Run time approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.