Lauren Anderson (born 1965), American Ballet Dancer. Former Principal Dancer with Houston Ballet. In 1990, she became the First African American Ballerina Principal for a Major Dance Company. Important Milestone in American Ballet.
Lauren Anderson (the first black female principal dancer at a major American company) with Misty Copeland (the first black female principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre Company) together at the Kingdom Builders’ Center in Texas on July 27, 2015