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The Kansas City Ballet – Nutcracker Ball Private Dinner

Supporters of the 2019 Nutcracker Ball were guests at a private dinner on the stage of the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on December 17th. The Land of Sweets backdrop from The Nutcracker ballet provided the elegant setting for the event. Partygoers enjoyed a dinner, creative table décor from Craig Sole and Larry Wheeler, the music of the Brookside Strings Quartet, and performances by the Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company Dancers and Company Dancers, Liang Fu and Amaya Rodriguez.

Bradley Clark and Anastastia Tyhurst


Andy and Ball Chairman Peggy Beal, Julia Irene Kauffman, and Honorary Chairmen Sandy and Dr. Roger Jackson


Jen Watts, Nikki Ruder, Kathleen Chastain, and Joy Gabel


Marilyn Garr and George Langworthy


Howard and Anne Elsberry with Tempe Ostergren Elsberry and Andrew Elsberry


Sarah Nelson and Jesse Pedraza

Also featured in the January 25, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


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