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Historic New York Duo Leading Ballet Wichita’s Winter Season

In one of her first interviews after being promoted to principal dancer for the American Ballet, Misty Copeland was quick to recognize those that came before her. “I’m [...]

Ballet Wichita Taps High-Profile New Yorkers for ‘Nutcracker’

Get ready, ballerinas of Wichita – auditions for Ballet Wichita’s “Nutcracker” are this weekend. And for this year’s production, two high-profile New Yorkers will produce and direct the [...]

Longtime Ballet Wichita Director Announces Retirement

Jill Landrith, who has led Ballet Wichita as artistic director for 20 years, announced her retirement this week. Landrith said she is stepping down from the position to [...]

PHOTOS: Ballet Wichita Performs “The Nutcracker” in McPherson

Ballet Wichita will be performing “The Nutcracker” this weekend at Century II. Over 150 dancers, along with a hundred volunteers put on the production every year. Last weekend, [...]

Meet the Girls Who Will Dance as Clara

If you’re a little girl taking ballet class in Wichita, December arrives with one dream. Becoming Clara. But each year, only three young dancers are chosen to perform [...]

Ballet Wichita Performed ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Saturday

The Ballet Wichita traveled to Wellington, Saturday evening to perform “Alice in Wonderland” to a crowd of Wellington people as part of the “Fall Ballet in the Park.” [...]

Ballet Wichita to Perform in Mulvane

Over 40 dancers from Ballet Wichita will perform in the Ballet in the Park production of “Alice in Wonderland” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the story. Performances [...]

Ballet In the Park’s Different Venues Keep Dancers On Their Toes

Nearly 300 people gathered in an Augusta park to watch dancers perform a “Snow White” ballet on Saturday. Despite on-and-off-again rain and muddy grass, the performance dodged Saturday’s [...]

Hot Summer’s Day Brings Out Auditions for Wichita Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

On one of the hottest days of the summer, more than 100 people were already thinking about December, sugar plums and dancing mice. Dancers 8 and older showed [...]

Ballet, Running Make ‘Perfect Sense’ for Ballet Wichita Benefit Race

It seems like a dichotomy: the choreographed movement of ballet and the rugged endurance of running. Yet it’s the synergy of motion that inspired Barbara and Mark Chamberlin [...]

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