The Ballet Arts “All Stars” Company was established in 1993 under the direction of Alecia LaKernick with the encouragement of Matilda Roberson Seifert. The first company consisted of a dozen dancers, with one company instructor. Today, there are more than three dozen company dancers, within four company levels, taking classes under six company instructors. We wish Matilda could still be with us today to see the effect her inspiration had on us. I know that she would be so proud of all that our dancers have accomplished.