The E2 pre-professional dance company is the city’s preeminent training program for dancers looking to take the next step in their careers. Specializing in Contemporary and Hip Hop, E2 performs regularly at some of Kansas City's biggest events and showcases. Company members receive mentorship from our elite faculty at Empire Dance Academy and dancers are prepared for the professional side of dance in association with our event entertainment company, That's Entertainment KC. Areas of focus include weekly training, performance opportunities, resume building, headshot and photo shoots, dance reels, and exclusive connections to leaders in the industry.

AUDITION: JULY 20th 1-4pm at Empire Dance Academy Register Here


  • There is a minimum 12 month commitment

  • You must be 15 or older

  • You must live in Kansas City or the surrounding area

  • You must take a minimum of 3 classes per week at Empire Dance Academy (1 Hip Hop, 1 Contemporary, and 1 Jazz)

  • You are granted access to and must attend our weekly Empire Access class

  • You must attend the weekly company rehearsal held every Saturday 10am - 12pm

  • You must be in attendance for all E2 Performances

  • Monthly Fee includes the required 3 classes per week, Empire Access class, costumes (if applicable), live performances, photos, videos, E2 Hoodie, and exclusive mentorship from Empire Dance Academy

  • You must be reliable, mature, commited, happy, friendly and team oriented

2018/2019 Company Members: Patrick Alvarado, Karina Alvarez-Vallegas, Blair Armstrong, Sydnee Bell, Desire Brown, Lillian Heiman, Sydney Jackson, Lauri Hoedl, Courtney Rowe, Kassandra Scott, Kendal Sullivan, Kira Turner.