Arts In Education

Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs are committed to bringing dance into classrooms, communities, and lives of people of all ages. Programs include special student performances, lecture-demonstrations, technique classes, and innovative programs such as AileyCamp and curriculum based residencies inspired by Revelations.

Featured News Releases

NAHYP Award Release - AileyCamp Miami - FINAL - Embargoed until 11-15

First Lady Recognizes AileyCamp Miami At The White House

The Adrienne Arsht Center’s AileyCamp Miami, a free summer program that uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem in young students, on Tuesday received the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award – the nation’s highest honor for creative youth development programs. Janasia Johnson, 14, of Miami, FL. and a 2016 camper, was at the White House today along with Jairo Ontiveros, the Arsht Center’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, to receive the award from First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of AileyCamp Miami.

Ailey's Acclaimed Revelations Residency Program To Inspire Local Students In Advance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Performances at the Arsht Center, February 18-21, Led by Miami Native and Artistic Director Robert Battle

NEW YORK (February 1, 2016) – The internationally renowned Ailey organization is proud to share its mission of using dance to educate, inspire and enlighten people of all ages through the implementation of Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach. This innovative curriculum-based initiative for public school students utilizes Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece Revelations as the inspirational framework for an in-depth study of language arts, social studies and dance.

Featured Press Coverage


Miami Herald - She Lost Her Mother But Found Her Voice

A Miami teen who learned to cope with her mother's incarceration through a local arts program will meet first lady Michelle Obama. Janasia Johnson, 14, who was inspired by the Adrienne Arsht Center's AileyCamp Miami, will accept an award for the program at the White House on Tuesday.


New York Amsterdam News - Former AileyCamper, Now Ailey Member Solomon Dumas Affirms Program's Value

Thursday, Aug. 11, more than 100 youngsters will take the stage at Hostos Center for Arts & Culture for a festive performance that caps their six-week summer at CAS/AileyCamp New York. They will showcase skills nurtured by the innovative program that combines dance and classes in creative communication and personal development to give kids ages 11 to 14 tools that help them reach their full potential by encouraging self-awareness, self-esteem and discipline.