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Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th event was co-hosted by The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center and AXA Advisors. Members of The Bolender Society had a wonderful time at the elegant party. Afterward, guests enjoyed the world premiere of Adam Hougland’s Carmina Burana, Tulips and Lobster and Petal at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Christian Squires, Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet; Trad Burns, Gavin Abercrombie, Adam Hougland, and Ramona Pansegrau, Kansas City Ballet


Lisa and Dr. Christopher Sirridge with Grace Lewis, Kansas City Ballet


Emily Mistretta, Sidney Haefs, Georgia Fuller, Fiona Lee, and Emma Pennell


Marisa Whiteman, Cameron Thomas, Chris and DeEtte Whiteman, Mikhaila Whiteman, and Gavin Abercrombie

Also featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Don Ipock


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Rockhurst University – Leadership Series Luncheon

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Sherwood Autism Center – Beat The Blues

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The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Extraordinary Measures

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