Staff

Missy Crain

Owner-Operator Missy Crain 

Mrs. Missy's passion for dance began at the early age of nine. She knew from her very first dance class that this would be her way of life. Mrs. Crain's early training began with the Twin City Ballet under the direction of Madame Cecelia Kelly and Linda Ford.

Her years with the company enabled her to study under some of the world's finest ballet

instructors, including Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, and David Howard. As a principal dancer, she danced leading roles such as "Cinderella", 'Titania' in "Midsummer Night's Dream", 'Sugar Plum Fairy' in "The Nutcracker", and 'Odette' in "Swan Lake". Mrs. Crain began teaching while still performing and found her teacher's heart. Sharing her love for dance would become a life-long commitment.

Missy Crain School Of Dance was founded in 1984 in Monroe, LA. Soon after she expanded the school into Oak Grove, Ruston and Calhoun. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Crain has also choreographed for many organizations, including the Twin City Ballet, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, and the Southern Association of Dance Masters. She received The Emerging Choreographers award in 1984 with her first work entitled "Reflections".

Mrs. Crain is the director of the Missy Crain Performing Company. The company was the first in this area to have a Christian Dance Concert. Missy Crain is the Founder and Artistic Director of Louisiana Delta Ballet (LDB).

 

Colette Boutwell

Mrs. Colette has been on staff with Missy Crain Studios since 1990. She received her training from Missy Crain and has worked and performed all over the United States. She is co-director of the Performing Companies in which she danced as a soloist. 

Colette's list of teaching experience includes workshops at Louisiana Delta Ballet Company, Twin City Ballet, Dance Teacher United, Grambling Orchesus, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet Company, Bellhaven College, and the Little Theatre of Monroe. She has worked with numerous area dance teams, including the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) as the Warbonnet Dance Line Coach.

 

Courtney Crain 

Courtney Crain is a soloist with Louisiana Delta Ballet. She is the daughter of Gene and Missy Crain, and is a Senior at Ouachita Parish High School. Courtney plans to pursue a career in professional dance and choreography. 

She is currently in the LA Dance Magic Company where she assists world re-known choreographers on the LA Dance Magic Tour each season. Her major roles include Dorthy in the Missy Crain School of Dance production of The Wizard of Oz, the lead gypsy
in Louisiana Delta Ballet's production of The Polar Express, and the Conjour Woman in Louisiana Delta Ballet's Twas' the Night Before a Cajun Christmas.

Most recently, Courtney was awarded a full scholarship to the Regional Dance America Choreography Intensive Program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Courtney is an Assistant Teacher and Rehearsal coach at Missy Crain Dance Studios. 

 

Meredith Kolb

Meredith Kolb is one of three principal dancer's for Louisiana Delta Ballet. She has been dancing with Missy Crain since age three and has been with LDB since its beginning. She has attended numerous workshops and conventions where she has been privileged to train under various worldrenowned teachers.

Meredith has been awarded a scholarships to the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, LADM's Final Cut and most recently Joffrey Ballet School, where she spent two weeks at their summer intensive workshop in New York City.

Meredith was the leading role in Hansel and Gretel and the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. She has played featured roles in Louisiana Ballet Productions and collaborated with The Strauss Theater in the production of Thoroughly Modern Milly, and Cats.

 

Mallory Kolb

Bio coming soon!