Romance will be spinning on Lincoln Center’s stage this season. Alvin Ailey dancers Michael McBride and Samuel Roberts will perform together for the first time as an engaged couple, though their story dates back eight years when the two joined the company together and were soon paired as roommates on tour.
MICHAEL FRANCIS MCBRIDE (Johnson City, NY) began his training at the Danek School of Performing Arts and later trained at Amber Perkins School of the Arts in Norwich, NY. Mr. McBride attended Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts for two consecutive summers and was also assistant to Mr. Mosley when he set the piece Saddle UP! on the Company in 2007. Mr. McBride graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance in 2010 after he joined the Company in 2009.