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Ailey II

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the county. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.

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September 18, 2014
Tomorrow, Ailey II embarks on a 38-city world tour running through April 18th with 23 domestic stops and international performances in Jamaica, Germany, France, and Canada (full schedule on page two).
February 19, 2014
Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2-13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season - the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell.
September 17, 2013
Ailey II embarks on a 31-city world tour from September 17th through March 28th with 24 domestic cities including Kansas City, MO; Baton Rouge, LA; Columbia, SC; Memphis, TN; and Birmingham, AL. The international portion of Ailey II's tour takes the dancers to Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and Canada.

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DanceMagazine Ailey II Shay Bland feature 6.1.2014
June 01, 2014
In the opening performance of her first season with Ailey II, Shay Bland was cast in Alvin Ailey’s Streams. This show was an important one—her first time dancing Ailey’s choreography as a professional. More >