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Kansas City Ballet – The Bolender Society Cocktail Reception

May 24th was the date for The Bolender Society of Kansas City Ballet’s cocktail reception to celebrate the end of a wonderful performance season. The festive event was held at the offices of Lathrop Gage. Guests reminisced about Kansas City Ballet’s 2018-2019 season, which featured the world premiere of Septime Weber’s The Wizard of Oz, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, and the outstanding closing performance, Tharp/Parsons/Forsythe.

Angela Walker, Kathy Stepp, board president; Loren Whittaker, and Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley



Barbara Storm, Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley, Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; Peggy Beal, and Linda Peakes


Tony Feiock and Jack Rowe flanked Sarah Joan Smith, Elysa Hotchkiss, and Emily Mistretta, dancers.

Also featured in the July 20, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


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