Ballet Arkansas Names New Executive Director by Jan Cottingham Posted 3/10/2014 10:26 am Updated 1 year 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 stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.