Ballet Master Class with Lauren Anderson

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Join The Ruth PageCenter for the Arts for a Ballet Masterclass with the legendary Lauren Anderson of Houston Ballet.

Saturday's class will run as a 2-hour ballet class with pointe work included. The class combines with the advanced level of the Ruth Page School of Dance Young Dancers Training Program.

Spots are limited so you must register in advance! Sign up on the MindBody Online mobile app or by visiting Masterclass price of $20.


Consists of a 2 hour ballet class (barre and center).

Lauren Anderson danced with Houston Ballet from 1983 to 2006, performing leading roles in all the great classical ballets, appearing across the world to critical acclaim, and in the process, becoming one of Houston Ballet's most beloved stars. In January 2007, Anderson assumed her new role of outreach associate in Houston Ballet's education department where she teaches ballet classes at Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy, conducts master classes at area schools, and lectures to students on dance and her historic career as one of America's most distinguished African-American ballerinas.

In 1990, Anderson became the first African-American 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. Anderson’s ballerina shoes from the 2006 Nutcracker, which would be her last performance in the historic Wortham Theater, now lives in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

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Running Time
2 hours
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Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543