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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2023 Nutcracker Luncheon

The Carriage Club was the site for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon on December 14th. Guild members and Ballet staff celebrated the wonderful holiday season, which was filled with Nutcracker ballet performances. Angela and John Walker were recognized as the 2023 Ballet Guild Pirouette Award winners, and Grace Holmes was toasted for her tenure at the Kansas City Ballet School. Kudos to Cindy Wurm, Lisa Sirridge, and Amanda Miller for a beautiful event.


Angela Walker, Pirouette Award winner; Grace Holmes, Kansas City Ballet School; and Jeanie Murphy


Susan Meehan-Mizer, Craig Sole, and Melissa Ford


Julia Irene Dennie-Kauffman, Wendy Melland, Carolyn Price, Susan Bubb, Sandy Jackson, David Gray, Kansas City Ballet; and Mary Beth Hershey


Teresa McKinney and Jody Stephen

Featured in the February 10, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald


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