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Kansas City Ballet Guild – The Nutcracker Ball Invitation Assembly

September 29th was the date when members of the Kansas City Ballet Guild gathered at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity to assemble invitations for The Nutcracker Ball, the Guild’s 55th annual gala. The colorful invitations reflect the Ball’s “Land of the Sweets” theme. The festive event will be held on December 3rd at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Barbara and Greg Storm are the honorary chairmen, and Angela and John Walker are serving as the chairmen. 

(Front row) Ron Fredman and Angela Moore (back row) Julia Kim-Malter


Ball Chairman Angela Walker and Carrie Kruse


Leslie Anderson, Amanda Wagner, Christina Wiksell, and Edie Downing

Featured in the November 12, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Stehling Snell


Powell Gardens – 2023 Under A Harvest Moon

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UMKC Conservatory – Crescendo Brilliant Together

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Teresa Walsh hosted the 11th annual occasion of The Gathering, a benefit for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas and the New Roots program. Missy Kuklenski served as the chairman.…