Michael Francis McBride

Michael Francis McBride
Please Credit Photo:  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Michael Francis McBride.  Photo by Andrew Eccles
(Johnson City, NY) began his training at the Danek School of Performing Arts and later trained at Amber Perkins School of the Arts in Norwich, NY.  Mr. McBride attended Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts for two consecutive summers and was also assistant to Mr. Mosley when he set the piece Saddle UP! on the Company in 2007. Mr. McBride graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance in 2010 after he joined the Company in 2009.

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