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Posted by Content Manager, February 20, 2015
This week, Fox News profiled Artistic Director Robert Battle for their special series celebrating Black History Month. Mr. Battle opens up about physical challenges he faced as a child, the drive behind his success, and the Ailey legacy.
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Posted by Content Manager, January 29, 2015
Known for her graceful presence and gracious demeanor, former professional ballet dancer Deborah Wingert is no stranger to the Ailey organization. For several years, she has taught company ballet classes for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and at The Ailey School, and now she brings her expertise to the Ailey Extension. Read on to find out how performing, choreographing and teaching for decades have influenced her both in and outside of the studio.
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Posted by Content Manager, December 24, 2014
Dancers from the Extension community share what they’d like to work on in 2015. Read on to see what inspires you, and then start 2015 on the right foot with a dance or fitness class at the Ailey Extension:
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Posted by Content Manager, December 15, 2014
Ailey company members Glenn Allen Sims and Marcus Jarrell Willis share their experiences preparing for 'Uprising,' an intensely powerful and challenging work created by the acclaimed Israeli-born choreographer Hofesh Shechter, in advance of Ailey's 2014 New York City Center season.
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Posted by Content Manager, October 31, 2014
Having struggled from a young age with a negative body image and discouragement from her peers, Elaine Georges stopped dancing early in life. Learn how rediscovering her passion years later served as the catalyst for achieving a new level of physical fitness and fulfillment.
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Posted by Content Manager, September 29, 2014
Do you remember your first “Ailey moment”? For Ailey Extension student Graham Daw, discovering the Ailey company at a performance in Portugal 15 years ago transformed his life.
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Posted by Content Manager, August 13, 2014
Hip-hop professional dancer and instructor Jonathan Lee speaks to the Ailey Blog about hip-hop as a technique in its own right and gives advice to aspiring professional dancers.
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Posted by Content Manager, July 30, 2014
Through their discovery of SharQui - The Bellydance Workout®, friends Jennie and Lorraine learned that when it comes to dance, age is just a number. See photos of the dancing duo in action and learn how SharQui is great for safely limbering up joints and muscles.
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Posted by Content Manager, May 23, 2014
Want to show off sleek and toned legs this summer? As temperatures continue to rise, Ailey Extension fitness instructor Sam Salazar shows you how to feel the burn with the best workouts for your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Plus, get ideas for healthy snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Posted by Content Manager, May 07, 2014
This past February, award-winning photographer Richard Calmes collaborated with the Ailey dancers for a stunning photo shoot set in Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre.
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