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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 56th annual Nutcracker Ball

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 56th annual Nutcracker Ball was held on December 1st at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Jo Anne Dondlinger was the chairman, and Susan Lordi Marker and Dennis Marker served as the honorary chairmen. Angela and John Walker were honored with the 2023 Pirouette Award. The event featured cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a performance from Kansas City Ballet Academy and Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) students.

Gary and Gigi Rose



Jerry Katlin, Merrily Jackson, and Lauren and Dan DeLeon


Dr. Michael and Cindy Wurm, Randy and Edie Downing, and Nanette and Ken Lippincott


Denise Minut and Kathi Brink


Mark and Vicki Dickerson with Sharon and Leroy Raab


Dr. Roger and Sandy Jackson with Susan and Dr. Stephen Bubb


Sidonie Garrett, Sarah Ye, and Taylor Smith


Grace M. Holmes was honored for her role as Kansas City Ballet School director for nine years.


Michael Fields and Julia Irene Dennie-Kauffman hit the dance floor!

Featured in the January 27, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Kenny Johnson Photography



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Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

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Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…