Ballet Arkansas Names New Executive Director by Jan Cottingham Posted 3/10/2014 10:26 am Updated 4 years ago Lauren Strother is leaving as executive director of Ballet Arkansas, and Karen Shinn Bassett, president of Ballet Arkansas' board of directors, will replace Strother, the nonprofit announced Monday. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.