A Young Dancer – The Life of an Ailey Student

A new children’s book written by celebrated arts writer Valerie Gladstone with photographs by noted professional photographer José Ivey, celebrates Ailey’s role in inspiring the next generation of dancers, and tells the story of Iman Bright, a thirteen-year-old student at The Ailey School in New York City.  The book follows Iman as she warms up at the barre, practices violin, is coached by the legendary Judith Jamison, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and prepares for a performance with her fellow students.

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