Lone Star Ballet -- founded in Amarillo in 1975 by Neil Hess -- produces one of the premier Nutcracker Ballets in the State of Texas and beyond. For over 35 years, Lone Star Ballet Inc. (LSB) has become a cultural force in the State of Texas. The company has two objectives: to serve as a training ground for aspiring young dancers and to provide enriching dance experiences for the State of Texas.
We own a 17,600 square foot training facility that houses three large studios with sprung-wood floors and ten-foot mirrors, green room, offices, boardroom and two warehouses. In addition to ballet, tap and jazz, our instructors offer pointe, Modern, Hip Hop, and Broadway theatre.
Collaborations with West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College, and our own training make for a rewarding relationship and multitudes of opportunities for area dancers. Dancers from LSB have gone on to find employment with major dance companies such as: New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, South African Ballet and the Cleveland Ballet. Talent from the company has enriched Broadway shows from: Cats, Chorus Line, Victor Victoria, Phantom of the Opera, Radio City Music Hall, and more.
Season ticket subscribers to the LSB's Season of Dance have come to expect high quality productions that combine dance and guest artists such as the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Baryshnikov, St. Petersburg Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, The Joffrey, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ailey II and more