The Kansas City Ballet – Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

Kansas City, MO


MC Realty Group | Kansas City Ballet


JE Dunn Construction

Square Feet


The Kansas City Ballet -Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was named for former Artistic Director Todd Bolender, who passed away in 2006, and is a testament to the artist vision he imbued. The original 1914 building served as a power house for Union Station. This complex adaptive reuse project completely renovated the historic building, creating a focal point for Kansas City’s urban redevelopment.

The building now includes a 180-seat performance theater, six studios, a physical therapy/training room, locker/shower facilities, administrative offices, and costumes, wardrobes, and production areas. U.S. Engineering Company spearheaded the design and construction of the facility’s mechanical systems, which includes sustainable features, as well as accommodates the award-winning architectural elements.


  • chilled water system which utilized a plant 1/2 mile away through existing tunnels
  • (9) air handling units to condition diverse occupancies
  • air handling unit pre-heat and terminal box re-heat utilizing electric heat
  • duplex dewatering systems, monitored by BMS for reliability
  • preconstruction
  • piping
  • plumbing
  • sheet metal
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