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
KHALIA CAMPBELL (Bronx, NY) began her formal dance training at Uptown Dance Academy where she was featured on BET and at the Apollo Theater. She also studied at Dance Theatre of Harlem and as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. In 2012, Ms. Campbell was a part of the international tour ofAida. She has performed with Kymera Dance, Dance Iquail, and in the 40th anniversary of The Wiz at SummerStage with George Faison. Recently, Ms. Campbell was featured in the Christian Dior commercial for the fragrance Poison. She is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This is her first season with Ailey II.