Rachael McLaren

Rachael McLaren
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Rachael McLaren.  Photo by Andrew Eccles

(Manitoba, Canada) began her formal dance training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. After graduating high school, she joined the Toronto cast of Mamma Mia!  Ms. McLaren moved to New York to study at The Ailey School as a scholarship student and later joined Ailey II. She has performed works by Karole Armitage, Dwight Rhoden, Francesca Harper, and Nilas Martins. Ms. McLaren joined the Company in 2008.

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Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was prepping for an interview a few years ago and figured that, as head of a storied African-American troupe, he'd be asked yet again about black dance. So he called longtime mentor Carolyn Adams, one of modern dance's few black performers during her time with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.