LAUREN ANDERSON, American Ballet Dancer and a former Principal Dancer with the Houston Ballet. In she was the First African American Ballerina to become a Principal Dancer for a Major Dance Company, an important milestone in American Ballet.
Lauren Anderson inspiring a new generation of dancers
Lauren Anderson (b Feb American Ballet Dancer / former Principal Dancer - Houston Ballet. / became First African American Ballerina Principal for Major Dance Company. Important Milestone in American Ballet. via Wikipedia
Before Misty Copeland, There Was Lauren Anderson. In Lauren Anderson became the FIRST Black to be promoted to principal dancer at Houston Ballet – and one of the few African American ballerinas at the head of a major ballet company anywhere in the world.