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June 25, 2014
AileyCamp, the innovative full-scholarship day camp will provide life-changing and meaningful experiences to students in nine cities across the United States and welcomes the first ever AileyCamp in Baltimore, Maryland thanks to the support of Towson University. This inspiring program uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body, and spirit of approximately 900 inner-city students this summer.

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June 25, 2014
AileyCamp, the innovative full-scholarship day camp will provide life-changing and meaningful experiences to students in nine cities across the United States and welcomes the first ever AileyCamp in Baltimore, Maryland thanks to the support of Towson University. This inspiring program uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body, and spirit of approximately 900 inner-city students this summer.
June 04, 2014
Exceptional opening includes free Revelations Celebration on the Plaza workshop and Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit with Honorary Chair Vanessa Williams and performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, and AileyCampers together for the first time ever on the Koch stage.
February 05, 2014
The Ailey organization is proud to share its mission with the Miami community by using dance as a vehicle to educate, inspire and enlighten people of all ages through the acclaimed Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach program. The residency will serve Miami students from February 10-14 at Booker T. Washington High School and Young Men's Preparatory Academy, the first time ever implementation at an all boys school.

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August 21, 2014
Thursday’s installment of TODAY’s series, “Hope to It,” spotlights AileyCamp, a six-week program from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater that serves kids ages 11 to 14, helping them face personal challenges through dance.
June 16, 2014
Alvin Ailey's 1960 modern dance masterpiece "Revelations" has been performed in 71 countries, and it reliably brings audiences to their feet, even dancing in the aisles. The combination of modern dance and spirituals creates a sense of uplift so infectious that most people leave the theater either singing the music or trying to dance the steps. Last week, they got a chance to learn those steps for real.
October 10, 2013
Nasha Thomas-Schmitt, a former Alvin Ailey company member and now Ailey Arts In Education Master Teacher, was in residence Thursday at William J. Christian K-8 School to lead about 50 area middle school students in "Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach."

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November 01, 2012
Ms. Thomas-Schmitt oversees national outreach and AileyCamps for Ailey’s Arts in Education & Community Programs department. As a primary liaison between Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and the national arts-in-education community, she plays...