Media Contacts
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Christopher Zunner
Phone: 212-405-9028

Ailey II
The Ailey School

Emily Hawkins
Phone: 212-405-9083

Ailey Arts In Education
& Community Programs

Paolina Lu
Phone: 212-405-9032

The Ailey Extension
Lauren Morrow
Phone: 212-405-9079

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Renee Robinson in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Renee Robinson in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition.

The Ailey Organization also includes:
  • Ailey II - a second performing company of young dancers and emerging choreographers
  • The Ailey School - one of the world's most extensive dance training programs
  • Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs - which bring dance into classrooms and communities
  • The Ailey Extension - offering dance and fitness classes to the public

Ailey’s permanent home is The Joan Weill Center for Dance, the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the dance capital of the world.



May 26, 2016
The world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center from June 8 – 19, and New Yorkers have a unique opportunity to join in the dance. The Ailey Extension announces the return of “Ticket to Dance,” which allows audience members to try their first class FREE with a performance ticket (returning students receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card). More >
May 12, 2016
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater kicks off on Wednesday, June 8th with The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party. The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit performance at 7pm includes the world-renowned Ailey dancers in excerpts of Alvin Ailey’s Cry and Robert Battle’s Awakening. More >
April 07, 2016
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th – 19th, 2016. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, including the world premieres of Deep by acclaimed Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti and Untitled America: Second Movement, the second work in a three-part suite by MacArthur “Genius” Kyle Abraham. More >

Press Coverage

May 06, 2016
Dance swings into high gear this weekend. Here are the artists and shows you don't want to miss. More >
May 01, 2016
As Maguette Camara seamlessly shifts between the front of the studio and to play drums that are clustered on the side, it's hard to tell where the musician leaves off and the dancer begins. He's instructing an advanced-beginner level West African class at The Ailey School in New York, and the intricate rhythms are proving challenging to the students - 30 pre-professional men and women. More >