april, 2021

23apr6:30 pm7:30 pmStories of Resiliency: Black Dancers in American Ballet in Kansas City

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Black Dancers in American Ballet in KC share their journeys on navigating dance careers in the American Ballet World on April 23.

Four professional black dancers living and working in Kansas City share their journeys on navigating dance careers in the American Ballet World.

Moderated by Allan S. Gray II, a respected Kansas City business professional and community leader, each panelist will impart their unique dance experiences, perspectives on diversity, inclusion and equity in ballet and  respond to questions from the community sent in advance of the panel, as well as during the panel.

Panelists

  • April Berry, Former apprentice and ballerina with ballet companies in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., current Director of Community Engagement and Education at Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City Ballet School faculty member.
  • Karen Brown, Former ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem, current Assistant Professor of Dance at University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory.
  • Josh Bodden, former danseur with Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cincinnati Ballet, current danseur with Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City Ballet School faculty member.
  • Whitney Huell, Former ballerina with Ballet West, current ballerina with Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City Ballet School faculty member.

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST

Location

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Organizer

Kansas City Ballet[email protected]

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