Samuel Lee Roberts

SAMUEL LEE ROBERTS (Quakertown, PA) began his dance training under the direction of Kathleen Johnston and attended The Juilliard School. He performed in the first international show of Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular in Mexico City and danced with the New York cast from 1999–2004. Mr. Roberts performed during the award ceremony at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, worked with Corbin Dances and Keigwin + Company, and was a founding member of Battleworks Dance Company. In May 2006 Mr. Roberts was named Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” dancer. He performed several roles in Julie Taymor’s film Across the Universe and the original opera Grendel. Mr. Roberts joined the Company in 2009. Follow him on Instagram

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Short Film Created On Paris Street During International Tour Debuts On Nowness In Celebration Of United Nations Day, October 24th

New York – October 24, 2017 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is pleased to announce Rue Montorgueil, a joyful short film hat sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers - people of different backgrounds, talents and nationalities joined together through the universal language of dance. Recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater participated in the project during a 10-week international tour throughout Europe led by Artistic Director Robert Battle.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Samuel Lee Roberts and Michael Francis McBride sit down with New York 1's Stephanie Simon at The Ailey Studios to discuss their love story and the 2018 Lincoln Center engagement


Wire Magazine - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates A Decade At Miami's Arsht Center And A Dancers' Love Story

Deemed by the U.S. Congress as a "Cultural Ambassador to the World," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is celebrating a decade of inspiring, influential and exciting performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The highly-anticipated engagement, led by Miami native and Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle, will be held February 22-25, 2018, as the only South Florida stop on the company's 21-city North American tour.