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Ramona Pansegrau is Music Director 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." She conducted for the 2012 opening 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 repertories of companies around the world.
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