Ballet Program | Music Director
Ramona Pansegrau became Music Director of Kansas City Ballet in 2006 via the Boston, and Tulsa ballet companies, where she held the positions of principal pianist, solo pianist, music director, and conductor respectively. Conducting over 60 performances a year with the Kansas City Symphony, her performances have been hailed as “giving life to the music and energizing the dancers. Pansegrau was on the faculty at Aspen/Snowmass Dance Festival for 11 years, and served on the faculty, music director, and conductor of eight International Ballet Competitions. She has performed as a piano soloist for ballet, and her arrangements of ballets are in the repertory of companies worldwide. Of her conducting at the Ballet Across America Festival, The Washington Post stated, “There is a delicious tension between the outpouring of the strings conducted by Pansegrau and the hushed gravity of the dancing.” Pansegrau is also a guest conductor for Orlando Ballet and Music Director/ Conductor for the International Ballet Competitions in 2018. Pansegrau is delighted to return to Jacob’s Pillow for her 15th season.