Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the African American dance company that popularized modern dance around the world. Really.
The company has a strong spiritual dimension that derives from the experience of being African American.
Ailey Studios is one of NYC’s leading dance schools. You can study many forms of professional, amateur and social dance at all levels.
Ailey usually has great Latin dancers. Some become stars of their generation and mentors of the next. “Each one, teach one.”
The company was founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey and first performed at the 92nd Street Y. The company is an American ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
Today it dances a Fall/Winter season in residence at New York City Center, and a Spring/Summer season at the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Currently led by Robert Battle, Ailey is one of NYC’s “Big Three” dance companies. Jamar Roberts is resident choreographer.
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Alvin Ailey News
World Ballet Day 2022 is a streaming behind-the scenes look at a day in the life of a ballet company including American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, and many leading global ballet companies on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇨🇺 🇫🇷 🇮🇹 🇲🇨 🇵🇷 🇿🇦 🇪🇸
The Ailey Spirit Gala is at the David H Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 7pm.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey Fri-Sun, May 6-8, 2022. From $29.
The Spring 2022 Company includes dancer Yannick Lebrun who is originally from French Guiana. 🇬🇫
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents premieres, new productions and classics by choreographers Jamar Roberts and Alvin Ailey, including the 50th anniversary of “Cry” in residency at New York City Center in Midtown, Dec 1-19, 2021. From $29.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a Revelation
Ballet is considered the pinnacle and science of dance. Ailey performs at that level in every dimension, just in Modern Dance. It is one of NYC’s big three dance companies with New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
There is something deeply spiritual about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s work that we haven’t seen in any other dance company.
Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” (1960) is the Company’s signature masterpiece. It’s a reflection of Ailey’s childhood memories of attending Mount Olive Baptist Church near Fort Worth, Texas. The piece eloquently expresses that life is a mix of joy and pain, but always tempered with HOPE.