Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 – April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour to share their artistry and prowess in an expansive repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Leila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Jamar Roberts, and former Ailey dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis
GABRIEL HYMAN (Chesapeake, VA) began his formal dance training at the age of 11 at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, DE and later graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA. He attended summer programs on full scholarship at The Ailey School, Joffrey Ballet School, The School at Jacob's Pillow, and Nederlands Dans Theater and has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Matthew Rushing, Sharon Eyal, Igal Perry, Bob Fosse, Crystal Pite and Lightfoot León. Mr. Hyman is currently a senior in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance as a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and a Glorya Kaufman Dance Scholar. This is his second season with Ailey II.