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
YAZZMEEN LAIDLER (Miami, FL) trained at New World School of the Arts and at Mrs. Traci Young-Bryon's Young Contemporary Dance Theatre. Ms. Laidler received her BFA from University of the Arts and was a company member of Eleone Dance Theatre. She has worked with choreographers including Christopher Huggins, Dwight Rhoden, Doug Varone , Peter London, Anthony Burrell, and Tommie Waheed-Evans. This is her first season with Ailey II.