Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the African-American dance company that popularized modern dance around the world.

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary Season 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN, Tue-Sun, November 28-December 30, 2018 ~ Ailey classics and Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang. Opening night gala.

American Spirit

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the legacy of legendary African – American choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey (1931 – 1989).

The Company is known as the Cultural Ambassador to the World because the U.S. State Department sponsored it to tour overseas as representatives of American society starting in 1962 when we started the process of facing America’s original sin. It is hard to think of anyone better suited to represent us.

There is something about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater that goes beyond technique, beyond athleticism and beyond choreography. It can only be described as the American Spirit.

The hard journey to the Americas gave us the blues, but the blues are not about being sad. They are about turning pain into something noble.

When governments fail, people band together to survive. Ailey is about this too. It’s about the possibility of redemption when we accept our wrongs and begin working together.

The American Spirit doesn’t live in an ivory tower on Fifth Avenue. It lives in we the American people. Nobody embodies that spirit better than Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


Alvin Ailey Lincoln Center 2018 Celebrate Women

Jessica Lang world premiere, new productions of Judith Jamison and Jawole Will Jo Zollar, and Ailey’s classic ‘Revelations.’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2017

New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
November 29 – December 31, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
June 14-18, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2016 at New York City Center

World’s leading modern dance company
New York City Center
131 W 55th St, Midtown
November 30 – December 31, 2016

Tickets for Alvin Ailey’s Fall Season are available through New York City Center.

Tickets for Alvin Ailey’s Spring Season at Lincoln Center are available through the David H. Koch Theater.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II and The Ailey School are based in The Joan Weill Center for Dance.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

405 West 55th St, New York, NY 10019
(at Ninth Ave)
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan


  • (1) to 59th St – Columbus Circle
  • (A) (C) to 59th St – Columbus Circle
  • (B) (D) to 59th St – Columbus Circle
  • (N) (R) (Q) (W) to 57th St


  • Uptown/Downtown: M11 to 55th St & Ninth Ave
  • Crosstown: M57 to Ninth Avenue

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