Lake Charles Civic Ballet

Back in the Studio

by Evette Ange

Lady Leah Lafargue students

Excitement fills the studio as eager dancers start back to class this week.  This year four new instructors will be preparing the students for the much anticipated LCCB season.  Each of these instructors are former students of Lady Leah Lafargue School of the Dance and principal performers with Lake Charles Civic Ballet in some of the very roles that company dancers will be performing this season.

Lady Leah Lafargue students

Lady Holly along with everyone at the studio would like to welcome Baylee Gifford who will be instructing the younger level dancers.  Tricia Lundy Barrow and Christy Daigle, who will be instructing Level 3 Ballet and Nancy Higginbotham who will be instructing Level 3 Ballet and Level 2 Pointe.  Each of these talented, homegrown instructors bring to the students of ballet a new perspective and opportunity for growth, as well as nurturing their poise, grace, self-discipline and self-motivation. Upholding a standard of excellence and continuing the highest quality of classical ballet training has truly become a generational endeavor for those associated with LLL School of the Dance.

Photos by Colten Miller