Revelations Residencies

Created in 1999, Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach curriculum utilizes Alvin Ailey's signature work,Revelations, as the inspirational framework for a comprehensive study of language arts, social studies, and dance.This program is designed to promote student learning by engaging their analytic and creative thinking skills, while introducing them to the work and mission of Alvin Ailey.  Students explore and embody the life story of Alvin Ailey and Revelations, while connecting this story to their own life experiences, community, and the broader world around them. 

Featured News Releases

Ailey Leads Acclaimed Revelations Residency Program For Local Students In Advance Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Performances At The Arsht Center, February 20-23, Led By Miami Native and Artistic Director Robert Battle

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.

Ailey Presents Acclaimed Revelations Residency Program For Local Students In Advance Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Performances At The Arsht Center, February 21-24, Led By Miami Native And Artistic Director Robert Battle

The Ailey organization is proud to continue its mission of using dance to educate, inspire and enlighten people of all ages through the implementation on Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach, the week before Arsht Center performances led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, a Miami native.

Ailey Leads Acclaimed Revelations Residency Program For Local Students In Advance Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Arsht Center Performances, The First Led By Miami Native And New Artistic Director Robert Battle

The Ailey organization is proud to continue its mission of using dance to educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages through the implementation of 'Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach', in advance of Arsht Center performances led by Miami native and new Artistic Director Robert Battle.

Featured Press Coverage

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The Baltimore Sun - Ravens Defensive Tackle And Alvin Ailey Dancer Swap Moves To Launch New School Program

Few fans of football and modern dance will ever get to see the two worlds collide on stage. Tuesday afternoon at Henderson-Hopkins Partnership School, about 55 students from Henderson-Hopkins Partnership School and Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women witnessed just that as Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams cut the rug with Courtney Celeste Spears, a Baltimore native and a dancer with the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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WBUR - So You Think You Can't Dance? The Alvin Ailey Company Has Other Ideas

In my head, I am a lovely dancer: graceful, elegant, deeply attuned to the music. My feet, however, tend to disagree. I was reminded of this tragic reality during a recent workshop with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company is back in town celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first performance in Boston, and a key part of that celebration was to offer two community workshops last month. The opportunity was irresistible: Join scores of other people, some trained dancers and some not, to learn some of the movements from the Ailey company’s most famous piece, “Revelations.”

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Miami Herald - Fifth-Graders Take Cues From Alvin Ailey Dancers

Dr. Contessa S. Bryant, principal of Lenora B. Smith Elementary, has always believed in the importance of integrating art into the education of her students. Throughout the school year, students are taken to see theater performances and musical presentations, but last week, it was their turn to make the moves and dance.