Circle of Excellence

Circle of ExcellenceCircle (noun)-“number of persons bound by a common tie or goal”. Thus are the members of the Circle of Excellence bound by their care and support for Lone Star Ballet. Founded in 2010 by Arlene Pool, Lorene Lacer, Marlies Ballengee and Kathy Price Dryden, the Circle was born with the purpose of supporting Lone Star Ballet at an additional level of monetary support; thus enabling LSB to obtain higher levels of professionalism in their dance instruction and performance productions. The founders, along with the Executive Director Craig Henderson, had a vision that the Circle of Excellence would be the buttress for supporting the new Professional Company that has long been a dream of Artistic Director Vicki McLean and Crystal Bertrand. This support allows Lone Star Ballet to start the process of being on the national stage featuring these talented dancers and magnificent productions, with the ultimate goal of a national touring company. Circle of Excellence members as well as being the major supporters of the Professional Company, are invited to social events throughout the year, along with special recognition and numerous benefits. For more information please contact Craig Henderson at

2018-2019 Circle of Excellence Sponsors

Sponsors to be announced soon.

Circle of Excellence Member Benefits

  • As a member you are invited to attend an exclusive dinner this summer for an evening of entertainment and celebrating the Season of Dance
  • Pre-show invitations to a reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before opening night of each major LSB Production in the Season of Dance
  • Special Parking at the Globe-News Center North Side, Pump-Jack Parking-Lot
  • Acknowledgement of your membership in Lone Star Ballet Magazine
  • A lapel pin of the Circle of Excellence as well as a keepsake gift of our appreciation
  • Invitations to all major events of Lone Star Ballet & Lone Star Dance Academy including receptions and performances
  • Most importantly you are sponsoring a group of dedicated and talented professional dancers that constitutes the Circle of Excellence Professional Company

2018-2019 Circle of Excellence Professional Company Members

Company members to be announced after selection.