William Whitener, KC Ballet interview by Kellie Houx
Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director William Whitener calls his
departure from Kansas City and return to New York as his preparation for
his third act. The first act was the transition from young Seattle
dancer to the great dance centers of the world, to Broadway and film.
Act II saw Whitener bring his experience in the world of dance here to
Kansas City Ballet for 17 seasons, reaching a glorious peak during the
2012-13 season with Kansas City Ballet’s move into their two outstanding
new dance facilities: the Todd Bolender Center for Dance &
Creativity, KCB’s stunning new dance center and home, and the Ballet’s
new stage… the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.