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Kansas City Ballet – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

August 18th was the date for Kansas City Ballet’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which celebrated the official opening of its South Campus at Meadowbrook location for its School. The completely reimagined space now faces 95th Street and has doubled from two to four state-of-the-art dance studios. Class offerings have been expanded for all ages and levels of ability. The celebration continued the following day with an Open House, which offered a wide variety of dance and fitness classes for the community, free of charge.

(Front row) Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet; Kaelyn Bell, Kansas City Ballet student; and Jeffrey J. Bentley, retired executive director, Kansas City Ballet (back row) Bonnie Limbird, Jeff Quest, and Kansas State Representative Stephanie Clayton


Prairie Village Mayor Eric Mikkelson, Taryn Ouellette, Kansas City Ballet School South Campus; Kansas State Representative Stephanie Clayton, and David Gray, Kansas City Ballet

Featured in the September 30, 2023 issue of The Independent. 


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