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.
2017-2018 Ensemble Members