Mission: Kansas Regional Ballet, formerly American Youth Ballet, was founded in 1979 by artistic directors, Dennis & Kathy Landsman. KRB recently joined the national organization Regional Dance America. Each year the company presents a full length ballet entertaining and educating 2500 school children, and public performances reaching 2000 additional adults, seniors and children alike. They alternate annually between "Sleeping Beauty", "Copplia", "Through the Looking Glass" (based on "Alice in Wonderland") and "Cinderella". Although, the company members are pre-professional, the quality of the productions is extraordinary and completely professional. Dancers attend RDA Festivals to broaden their dance educations, perform and meet other dancers from across the nation.