Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry. During the 1970s...
A Celebration of Judith Jamison in Her Final Year as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Originally from Philadelphia, Judith Jamison was discovered by Agnes de Mille and made her New York debut with American Ballet Theatre in 1964. Beginning in 1965, she danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 15 years to great acclaim.