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Capital Campaign

Your Support Creates a New Home

The doors are open, but the fundraising is not complete. In order to maintain the building well into the future, the Ballet is still actively raising money to support the buildings endowment. The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation has provided a generous matching challenge grant for the endowment, of which just over $375,000 remains to be matched.  Please encourage your friends to help us meet this challenge. Everyone can be part of this historic moment for the Ballet!

DONATE NOW to help us reach our goal.

  • Seven studios – nearly twice that of our former facility – with specialized floors for learning and rehearsing every type of dance.
  • The Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater seats 180 comfortably. You can enjoy informal performances, school concerts and choreographic showings. Your community group can also utilize this space.
  • Ensuring your convenience and safety, 180 parking spaces adjacent to the building.
  • You can glimpse behind the scenes – areas for administration, production, wardrobe/costume, physical therapy, storage and artist locker rooms.


What People are Saying
“I’m lucky enough to travel all over the world and see dance facilities everywhere, and I can’t think of one in the world that is more beautiful than this building,” commented Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the Bolender Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. With the help of all donors, including you, the Bolender Center cements Kansas City Ballet’s place as an enduring and vital member of the Kansa City community.

Together we have returned an abandoned building to creative life. Together we have restored a piece of the city’s past in a way that contributes to its future. The Bolender Center will play a crucial role in the redevelopment of Kansas City and is a symbol of the resurgent Crossroads area and the culture that thrives there.

Won’t you join the donors who have already made a commitment to this extraordinary project?

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