5 black ballet dancers you need to fix your eyes on

Farida Dawkins February 05, 2018

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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