Ailey II

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Gêmeos

Gêmeos

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Jamar Roberts makes his Ailey II choreographic debut with his work Gêmeos (Portuguese for twins). Loosely based on the relationship of Roberts and his brother growing up as children – one a dancer, the other an...

The Hunt

The Hunt

(2001)   Choreographer: Robert Battle Music: Les Tambours du Bronx   Artistic Director Robert Battle’s athletic work for six men reveals the predatory side of human nature and the primitive thrill of the hunt. A thundering...

In & Out

In & Out

Choreographer and Ailey School alumnus Jean Emile’s In & Out is a poignant work for eight dancers that gives an unflinchingly honest view of the ups and downs of contemporary life. Drawing on a mix of dance techniques, Emile brings a fresh approach,...

Revelations

Revelations

Choreographer: Alvin Ailey.  Alvin Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African-American —"sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but... always hopeful." This enduring classic is a...

Something Tangible

Something Tangible

Inspired by everyday emotions that awaken and bring color to the human spirit, choreographer Ray Mercer leads the ensemble cast into a series of vignettes that reflect sensations of love, passion, fear, and self-doubt in Something Tangible. The work...

Troy Powell, Artistic Director

Troy Powell, Artistic Director

On July 1, 2012, Troy Powell became only the second person to lead Ailey II since its inception in 1974. A native New Yorker, Mr. Powell began his dance training at the age of nine as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. Following his...

Sylvia Waters, Artistic Director Emerita

Sylvia Waters, Artistic Director Emerita

Sylvia Waters was personally selected by Alvin Ailey in 1974 as Artistic Director of Ailey II and led the company for 38 years.  A graduate of The Juilliard School, Ms. Waters earned a B.S. in Dance prior to moving to Paris, where she appeared...

Tara Bellardini

TARA BELLARDINI (Mine Hill, NJ) trained with East Coast Movement under the direction of Billy Larson. She graduated from Morris County School of Visual and Performing Arts and is a graduate of The Ailey School Certificate Program. She has trained in...

Lloyd A. Boyd III

LLOYD A. BOYD III (Cleveland, OH)began dancing at the age of 13 while training at Cleveland School of the Arts. He has attended summer intensives at The Ailey School, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Greer Reed, and Perry Mansfield Performing Arts...

Khalia Campbell

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....

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