There is a strong parallel between the two dynamically different uses of the historic building. The original use for the building was the generation of steam and electricity from burning coal that powered Union Station, the surrounding rail yards and buildings. The Kansas City Ballet is creating the next generation of dancers through artistic energy and hard work of individuals that benefits the Kansas City community. Almost immediately after moving into the new space, the Kansas City Ballet saw a marked increase in the number of professional dancers applying for positions within the company. The Kansas City Ballet was also able to recruit one of the top choreographers in the country and doubled the number of students in its studio classes.
Kansas City Ballet saw an increase of
in school enrollment from 2010 - 2011 the last year prior to the new buidling to this current year 2012 - 2013. Their ticket sales from 2010 - 11 season to 2011 - 12 season of their annual play Nutcracker rose by
and overall season attendance up by
is building positive
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