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Night Creature

Night Creature

(1974)   Choreographer: Alvin Ailey Music: Duke Ellington   Combining modern dance, classical ballet and jazz, Night Creature is a perfect fusion of Alvin Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling...

Memoria

Memoria

(1979)   In Memory - In Celebration   Choreographer: Alvin Ailey Music: Keith Jarrett   In the tumultuous time of 1979 when Mr. Ailey's great, perennial friend from his Lester Horton days, the choreographer Joyce Trisler, died...

Melanie Person, Co-Director of The Ailey School

Melanie Person, Co-Director of The Ailey School

Melanie Person began her early dance training in Jackson, Mississippi at age 6. Upon moving to Columbia, South Carolina a few years later, she continued her dance training at the Calvert-Brodie School of Dance while performing with the Columbia City...

Masazumi Chaya

Masazumi Chaya

Masazumi Chaya was born in Fukuoka, Japan, where he began his classical ballet training. Upon moving to New York in December 1970, he studied modern dance and performed with the Richard Englund Repertory Company. Mr. Chaya joined Alvin Ailey America

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita

Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry. During the 1970s...

Joan H. Weill, Chairman Board of Trustees

Joan H. Weill, Chairman Board of Trustees

As a tireless supporter of several cultural, philanthropic and civic endeavors, Joan H. Weill commits a great deal of her life to public service and education. Mrs. Weill joined the Board of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation in 1994 and has served as its ...

In/Side

(2008)   Choreographer: Robert Battle Music: Nina Simone   The vivid emotions of Nina Simone’s Oscar-nominated song “Wild is the Wind” play out in Robert Battle’s gripping solo using his style to offer an intimate...

Episodes

Episodes

(1989)   Choreographer: Ulysses Dove Music: Robert Ruggieri   Ulysses Dove, former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater created this explosive choreographic masterpiece which explores the battle of the sexes with original score by...

Bennett Rink

Bennett Rink

Bennett Rink became Executive Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation in January 2013.  Prior to that time, Mr. Rink served the Ailey organization in a number of roles.  He first joined Ailey as Manager of Special Events in 1994, became Development...

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