Houston Ballet’s First African American Principal Dancer Honored with State Award

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/17/2017, 10:15 a.m.
Poised and full of grace, Houston Ballet alum and native Houstonian, Lauren Anderson, amongst the legends and rising stars to ...
Lauren Anderson

Poised and full of grace, Houston Ballet alum and native Houstonian, Lauren Anderson, amongst the legends and rising stars to be honored Wednesday, February 22nd at the esteemed 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin, Texas. Slated to receive the coveted Texas Medal of Arts Award in Dance, Anderson epitomizes excellence and admiration in performing arts. She began dancing at 7 and joined the Houston Ballet in 1983. She retired from dancing in 2006. In the next year, she assumed a new role as Outreach Associate with Houston Ballet's Education and Community Engagement program.

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