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Music & Dance

Kansas City Ballet

Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 30-member professional ballet company. Kansas City Ballet offers an eclectic repertory ranging from the traditional classics to exciting contemporary ballets. Through its professional company, its second company (comprised of KCB II and Trainees) and its many community programs, they seek to nurture and develop our artists, audiences and students in the values inherent in the creativity, diversity and joy of dance.

Kansas City Symphony

The Kansas City Symphony is an engaged collaborator with many organizations in the region including their principal partners the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera, but extending to the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, University Academy, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National WWI Memorial, Symphony in the Flint Hills, and others. Committed to education and sharing music with the youth, the Symphony offers a wide variety of programs for students from kindergarten through college.