5 black ballet dancers you need to fix your eyes on

February 05, 2018 at 11:04 am | Culture, Entertainment

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

February 05, 2018 at 11:04 am | Culture, Entertainment

When you’re completely lost in the moment and if only for mere seconds you’re frozen in time as Sugar Plum Fairy perfection! #12DaysofNutcracker #NutcrackerBallet #BrownGirlsDoBallet #BlackGirlsRock #BlackGirlMagic #Dance #Ballet

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Lauren Anderson

Born in 1965, Anderson started dancing at the age of 18 at the Houston Ballet.  In 1990, she became a principal dancer. This enabled her to become the second Black female dancer to be promoted to principal dancer at a premier American ballet company.  Anderson retired from dancing in 2006; she has gone on to become an outreach associate in Houston’s ballet education department, a lecturer on the topic of ballet dance, and conducts master classes throughout the Houston educational districts.

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