Leadership

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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...

Tracy Inman, Co-Director of The Ailey School

Tracy Inman, Co-Director of The Ailey School

Tracy Inman is a native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts where he majored in music. In 1981, he changed his artistic course from music to dance and moved to New York City where he was awarded a scholarship...

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...

Robert Battle, Artistic Director

Robert Battle, Artistic Director

Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. Mr. Battle has a long-standing...

Yazzmeen Laidler

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...

Melanie Person, Co-Director of The Ailey School

Melanie Person, Co-Director of The Ailey School

Melanie Person began her early dance training in Jackson, Mississippi at age 6. Upon moving to Columbia, South Carolina a few years later, she continued her dance training at the Calvert-Brodie School of Dance while performing with the Columbia City...

Masazumi Chaya

Masazumi Chaya

Masazumi Chaya was born in Fukuoka, Japan, where he began his classical ballet training. Upon moving to New York in December 1970, he studied modern dance and performed with the Richard Englund Repertory Company. Mr. Chaya joined Alvin Ailey America

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