When former South Elgin and Bartlett resident Sarah Daley was growing up, she became an instant fan of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater after seeing the company perform at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
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Everyone expects professional dancers to be in great shape. But a company like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an annual five-week season in New York, 150 days a year on tour and over 200 performances annually, requires Herculean physical strength and extraordinary mental clarity. Each Ailey dancer develops a personalized regimen to sustain their energy and ward off injuries, all while maintaining some semblance of "normal" life.
Because Sarah Daley's dance career seems very directed - from an Ailey/Fordham BFA to Ailey II and, for the last three years, at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - it comes as a surprise that she can be easily bored. "I glaze over when things are the same all the time," she says, explaining the appeal of Ailey's wide-ranging repertoire.