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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022

The Kansas City Ballet Guild hosted its 55th annual gala, Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on December 3rd. Barbara and Dr. Greg Storm were the honorary chairmen, and Angela and John Walker served as the chairmen. Barbara Nash was the recipient of the annual Pirouette Award, which was presented to her by Melissa Ford, Guild president, and Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet. Jeffrey was recognized for his 25 years as executive director.The festivities featured a video collage of recent Kansas City Ballet performances and a thank you video from company dancers and students, in addition to a cocktail reception, a delectable dinner, and dancing. 

Dr. Greg and Barbara Storm, honorary chairmen; with Angela and John Walker, chairmen


Howard Rothwell, Mary Pearson, Kathy Stepp-Rothwell, and Claire and Joe Brand


Wendy Burrell, Dana Koehn, Marissa Funk, Corrine Brewster, and Vicki Erickson


Dr. Christopher Sirridge, Grace Ingham, and Lisa Sirridge


Bill and Carolyn Parkerson


Whitney Huell, April Berry, and Karen Brown

Featured in the January 21, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Kenny Johnson Photography


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