‘The Sugar Plum Fairy Went To Jail’: Ballerina Opens Up About Addiction


By Syan Rhodes- Anchor/Reporter

Original Source: click2houston.com

HOUSTON – She was one of Houston Ballet’s biggest stars: Lauren Anderson, the first African-American promoted to principal dancer at the Houston Ballet Company.

For 23 years, she shined on stage, but behind the scenes, the homegrown ballerina had a big secret: A nearly decadelong struggle with drugs and alcohol that she says nearly killed her.

In an exclusive sit-down interview with Channel 2’s Syan Rhodes, Anderson talked publicly for the first time about her battle with addiction, how she overcame it and her message of hope for others.

Anderson said her struggles began in 2000…click here to continue reading