Lake Charles Civic Ballet

Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough – Artistic Director

Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough - Artistic DirectorLady Holly is the artistic director of LCCB and an accomplished choreographer, as well as a New York Guild-Certified Pilates instructor. Lady Holly attended Emory University as a music major and studied dance with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, City Ballet of Houston, Joffrey Ballet in San Antonio, and with many Dance Masters of National and International fame. She also received her Bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University. She received a Regional Dance America scholarship to the Choreographers Conference and several of her works have been selected for showing on Southwest Regional Ballet Association Gala performances. Among them are: Once Told to Me, Louisiana Saturday Night, and Paper Suite.  She choreographed The Fable, a piece set to a score composed by the late Keith Gates. She also choreographed Petrouchka, Scheherazade and Cinderella for performances with the Lake Charles Symphony.  In 2012, along with the LCCB Board of Directors, she created Assemblé, a ground-breaking annual event showcasing area artists in collaboration with LCCB.  Lady Holly is wife to Andy Kaough and mother to daughters Cagle and Caroline.

Fred Stark – Technical Director

Fred is the owner of Stark Design & Illustration, a professional creative service providing a variety of commercial art services to local and regional clients.  His work in this field has earned him a number of the American Advertising Federation’s ‘ADDY’ Awards in the categories of outdoor illustration, site design and trade show design.  In 1996 one of his entries won not only an ADDY, but also the Judges Award.  Fred earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McNeese State University in 1975 and continued studies in Communicative Design at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is most known to the residents of Southwest Louisiana for his murals and public art projects, plus his scenics produced for the Lake Charles Civic Ballet as their resident set designer.  His work in theater is not limited only to this organization.  Among the many services provided by Stark Design & Illustration is the production of scenics for other dance companies and organizations.  Fred has also contributed to local education by holding workshops for the theater department at McNeese University.  He has also helped in the production of several high school and independent theater projects.  His efforts to promote the arts in our community contributed to Fred being named “Artist of the Year” during the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award ceremony sponsored by the City of Lake Charles and Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA.