Lauren Anderson: A Houstonian who blazed a trail for ballet dancers
Native Houstonian Lauren Anderson has flourished in one the most detailed artforms in the world -- professional ballet. Her persistence to excel resulted in a remarkable breakthrough in American ballet history. At the age of 18, she joined the Houston Ballet (the fourth-largest professional ballet company in the U.S.) as a ballerina in the Corps de Ballet, which means a group of dancers. The Houston Ballet received pushback for its decision to promote Anderson. However, in a photo that was taken during the Swan Lake performance, Anderson can be seen directly in the center of the formation.
Houston’s living legend and ballet star Lauren Anderson to host free master class
HOUSTON – The Edison Arts Foundation is excited to present Lauren Anderson for a Ballet Master Class Series! Anderson is one of the first African-American principal ballerinas for a major U.S. ballet company (Houston Ballet) and she has blazed a path for dancers of color. Classes will be held February13th, March 13th, April 17th, and May 15th for this incredible opportunity. These classes are open to the public for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 12-Adult and tickets can be found by clicking here. The Edison Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts organization, established for the educational and charitable purpose of producing and developing cultural and performing arts programs for children, adults, and families throughout the community.
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