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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...

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...

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

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita

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...

Joan H. Weill, Chairman Board of Trustees

Joan H. Weill, Chairman Board of Trustees

As a tireless supporter of several cultural, philanthropic and civic endeavors, Joan H. Weill commits a great deal of her life to public service and education. Mrs. Weill joined the Board of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation in 1994 and has served as its ...

Jessica Amber Pinkett

JESSICA AMBER PINKETT (Randallstown, MD) began her dance training at Baltimore Dance Tech under the direction of Stephanie Powell. She has trained at summer intensives including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bates Dance Festival, and The Ailey School as a...

Martell Ruffin

MARTELL RUFFIN (Chicago, IL) began his formal dance training at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago in 2009. He attended Chicago High School for the Arts under, then director, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, former dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Mr....

Four Corners

Four Corners

World Premiere (2013-14 Season) Choreographer: Ronald K. Brown Music: Carl Hancock Rux, Yacoub & Various Artists

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