Take a peek at the dancers who will be heating up the stage in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s latest engagement. One of the great pleasures of dance can be watching gorgeous bodies in motion.
(Newport News, VA) began his training at The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics in Newport News, VA, under the direction of Linda Haas, and later at Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach. Mr. Heyward also attended several dance intensives, including Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, and Hofesh Shechter Company, and has performed works by Sidra Bell, Francisco Martinez, Elisa Monte, and Scott Rink. He has made guest appearances with Company Stefanie Batten Bland and in the revival of E. Clement Bethel’s The Legend of Sammie Swain, directed by Philip A. Burrows in Nassau, Bahamas. Mr. Heyward is also a featured dancer in the Fox Searchlight film Black Nativity. He graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance and was a member of Ailey II from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Heyward joined the Company in 2014.