The Department of Dance, in partnership with Charlotte Ballet, will host a community masterclass with famed ballerina Lauren Anderson, September 17, at Charlotte Ballet studios, 701 North Tryon Street. The event, open to the public, is part of a residency funded by an Inclusive Excellence Grant from UNC Charlotte’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Anderson danced with Houston Ballet from 1983 to 2006, performing leading roles in prominent classical ballets, appearing across the world to critical acclaim, and in the process, becoming one of Houston Ballet’s most beloved stars.
In 1990 she became the first African-American to be promoted to principal dancer at Houston Ballet – and was one of the few African-American ballerinas at the head of a major ballet company anywhere in the world. That same year, she received The Special Jury Award in the USA International Ballet Competition and in 1996, the International Critics award in Chile.
There is a $25 to participate in the class. Please click here to register.