Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs

In fulfillment of Alvin Ailey’s long-standing dictum, “dance is for everybody,” the Ailey organization commits itself to bringing dance into the classrooms, communities, and lives of people throughout the world. Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs give more than 100,000 young people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to explore their creative potential while also imparting life-skills such as teamwork and self–discipline. Each program inspires self-respect and confidence while also fostering an appreciation for the joy of dance. As Artistic Director of AAADT Judith Jamison has said, "Our children learn by example. It is up to us to show them what it means to partake of life and use the talent and brain power that each of us is born with."

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