Troy Powell remembers the late Alvin Ailey fondly. The legendary choreographer saw something in Powell at nine years old and recruited him for a children’s program after leading a masterclass at his elementary school. Perhaps that’s why, when asked about Ailey’s legacy, Powell says simply, “It's magical.”
KYLE H. MARTIN (Montclair, NJ) began his dance training at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts in New Jersey. He continued his training at The Ailey School where he trained in the Junior Division, and graduated from the Professional Division’s Certificate Program. Mr. Martin performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2015 and 2016 New York City Center seasons. He has worked with choreographers Hope Boykin, Christopher L. Huggins, Carlos dos Santos, Amy Hall Garner, Ray Mercer, Freddie Moore, Frederick Earl Mosley, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Pascal Rioult, Pedro Ruiz, Matthew Rushing, Christian von Howard, Bradley Shelver, Winston Dynamite Brown, and Robert Battle. This is his third season with Ailey II.