Ballet Program Music Director • June 11-24
2012 School Programs
Celebrating her 30th year in the field of ballet, Ramona Pansegrau is MusicDirector and Conductor for the Kansas City Ballet. Prior to this, she was principal pianist/solo pianist for Boston Ballet and music director/solo pianist/conductor for Tulsa Ballet. Since 1992, she has also been Music Director and pianist for the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS. As pianist for ballet class, Robert Joffrey said, "The perfect music for every combination." As piano soloist, the Boston Phoenix wrote, "the music...brought to sublime heights by pianist Ramona Pansegrau, allow[ed] you to experience the music anew each time." As conductor, The Kansas City Star wrote that Pansegrau conducted Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with, "heartrending sensitivity." This season, among other engagements, she conducted for the opening gala of Kansas City's $428 million dollar Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the world premiere of Tom Sawyer, with a commissioned score by Tony award winner Maury Yeston. Her ballet arrangements are in the repertory of the Western Australia Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theater, Tulsa Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Washington Ballet, San Carlo Opera House, and Ballet West.