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 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.

Auditions for the company are held in May and students enrolled or enrolling in Kansas City Ballet School’s Advanced Program are eligible to audition. There is an annual fee to participate with KCYB in addition to Academy tuition.

2018-2019 Ensemble Members

Simeon Atanasov
Iyonna Barris
Kate Bircher
Timothy TV Cao
Raven Chapman
Olivia Denson
Addison Diaz
Tristan Hanson
Rebecca Huizer
Dietrich Klawonn
Lucie Lane
Mia Liang
Colleen McKenzie
Darwin Michener-Rutledge
Oscar Miller
Ally Ng
Lily Pelton
Juliette Rafael
Ella Root
Mina Vasiliya Stoyanova
Hope Wampler

KCYB Spring Performance

April 5, 7:30 p.m.
April 6, 7:30 p.m.
April 7, 2:00 p.m.
Info and tickets on sale February 2019!