Topeka's Top "20 Under 40" Lacee Ebert
Photo by Nathan Ham
Lacee’s job consists of two distinct, yet intertwined roles. As Artistic Co-Director of Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance, she runs her own business by coordinating employee relations, communications with her staff and parents of her students, bookkeeping, social media, dance instruction/choreography and being a role model for the next generation. Lacee is also the Artistic Co-Director of the non-profit, Ballet Midwest, Inc. She serves as the organization’s figurehead, serving on the board of directors, teaching and choreographing for their annual ballets, and coordinating public appearances and community outreach.
In addition, Lacee is also the director of God’s Glory Dancers, a member of the Junior League of Topeka, a Bible Study Greeter and actively involved in a small group with Fellowship Bible Church.
Lacee believes that dance benefits children developmentally, so she visits area preschools and teaches dance and movement classes at their locations. She also hosts the annual DanceFest at the studio, providing crafts, games, dance and demonstrations at no charge to community families.
“Dancers training under Ms. Ebert’s leadership are leaving with the ability to improve themselves and bring out the best in others, thus preparing them to be successful adults and leaders within our community.” —Becky Ericson, Ballet Midwest Board of Directors