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-Texas Ballet Theater-

Fort Worth, Texas – The Legendary Lauren Anderson will appear in Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) Ben Stevenson’s The Nutty Nutcracker 8 PM December 14th at the Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St. Fort Worth, TX 76102). Lauren Anderson will be in Fort Worth on Friday December, 14th and available for interviews until 12 PM.

Anderson joined Houston Ballet 1983 where she was taught and mentored by Ben Stevenson. She became the first African-American principal dancer for the Houston Ballet in 1990. Anderson danced leading roles in numerous classical ballets. Her repertoire included works by George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Christopher Bruce, James Kudelka, Trey McIntyre, and Ben Stevenson. Lauren danced all of the major female roles in the Ben Stevenson productions.

Ben Stevenson's Cleopatra was choreographed specifically for Anderson. Her performance as Cleopatra received accolades from international critics. Anderson performed across the world as a guest artist, appearing in New York, Chile, Moscow, and Chicago.

Lauren’s shoes from her last performance in the 2006 Nutcracker were put on display in 2016 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. In 2017 Anderson received Texas Medal of Arts Award in Dance.

The Nutty Nutcracker is an unconventional take on the holiday classic. This perennial favorite never fails to delight with its hilarious commentary on current events and pop culture. Featuring 'appearances' from some of the year's biggest names in pop-culture, you never know who might appear on stage with Lauren.

For more information about Lauren Anderson, please visit and you can connect with her on Facebook and Instagram - Lauren Anderson Official and Twitter @landersonballet

About Texas Ballet Theater

Texas Ballet Theater is the only fully professional classical ballet company in North Texas and is honored to be the only arts organization to serve as resident company for both leading performance venues in Dallas and Fort Worth - Winspear Opera House and Bass Performance Hall. TBT is an internationally recognized company built on a rich 56-year history; it boasts a repertoire that is creative, expressive and collaborative.


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