Kansas City Ballet
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Founded in 1957, the Kansas City Ballet is a 29-member professional ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley. This well recognized arts organization performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, it is housed in the 7 studio, state of the art, rehearsal facility, known as the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity. The professional company as well as the Kansas City Ballet Second Company, Kansas City Ballet Trainee Program and the Kansas City Ballet School all operate on a day-to-day basis within this rehearsal - performance complex.
Kansas City Ballet performs four repertory seasons per year as well as The Nutcracker. The company also reaches over 15,000 Kansas City Ballet students and adults each year through its student matinees which are offered for a predominance of the professional productions. Additionally through its community education programs, they reach annually approximately 600 school age students through their ROAD - Reach Out And Dance program on an ongoing basis. The Kansas City Ballet School offers a full range of dance education to students of all ages with a comprehensive training program which enables students to learn the joy and finer details of the art form of dance. The Kansas City Ballet is directly linked with the dance training offered to pre-professional dance students through the Kansas City Ballet School.
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