Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts
Please Credit Photo: AAADT's Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts. Photo by Andrew Eccles

Founded in 1958, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World.”  Ailey’s artists have performed for an estimated 23 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents.   Led by Robert Battle, Ailey’s performances celebrate the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition.

Featured News Releases

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “An Evening Of Ailey And Jazz” Opening Night Gala Benefit Performance & Party Honoring Diageo, North America – Wednesday, November 30th At 7pm

On Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a five-week holiday season with a star-studded gala benefit, including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. The Gala honors Diageo, North America and benefits the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for young people.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2017 North American Tour Reaches Nearly 20 Cities From February 3 – May 14

Following an expansive five-week holiday season at New York City Center from November 30 – December 31, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will share its unparalleled artistry with audiences from coast to coast during a 19-city North American tour beginning February 3rd in Philadelphia, PA. On February 7th, a week-long engagement at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. kicks off with a gala to benefit Ailey's D.C. programs, including the creation of new works, arts-in-education activities, and scholarships to talented young area dancers to attend The Ailey School in New York.

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Tickets Now On Sale: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre Feb. 15-19, 2017 For Spectacular Stop On North American Tour

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces a return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, February 15 – 19, 2017 as part of a 19-city North American tour that will astound and uplift returning and new audiences alike. Tickets are now on sale for six breathtaking performances that will feature a wide variety of classics, favorites and timely premieres.

Featured Press Coverage

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Dance Spirit Magazine - Vernard J. Gilmore

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Bernard J. Gilmore is proof that it's never too late to follow your passion. Gilmore didn't start dancing until the age of 17-and now he's one of Ailey's best-known company members.

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Rolling Stone - Watch Conan O'Brien Master Modern Dance at Alvin Ailey Theater

Conan O'Brien's Harlem odyssey continued Tuesday night with a visit to the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, where the lanky late-night host attempted to learn modern dance over the course of one lesson. Under the tutelage of co-director Tracy Inman, O'Brien morphs from a clumsy, uncoordinated and rigid amateur into…essentially the same thing.

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90.1 WABE - Alvin Ailey Brings Destination Dance To Atlanta

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater already has deep roots in Atlanta. It has been touring through the city for more than 40 years and hosts a summer camp for underserved youth through the Atlanta Ballet. But Ailey is about to become even more ingrained in Atlanta’s art community through an initiative called Destination Dance.