The Ailey Spirit Gala at Lincoln Center

The Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Performance & Party at Lincoln Center Supports Scholarships and Arts In Education Programs, Thursday, June 14 at 7pm

(NEW YORK, NY) May 14, 2018 – The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 14. This one-night-only benefit performance and party honors Jaishri Kapoor and Vikas Kapoor for their remarkable support of the Ailey organization, their dedication to Ailey’s educational initiatives, and Jaishri’s leadership as an Ailey Trustee. The evening’s Honorary Chair is actor, singer, and activist Jussie Smollett, who stars on Fox’s Empire and recently released his debut album, Sum of My Music.

The Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Supports Scholarships and Arts In Education Programs - Thursday, June 15th at 7pm

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 15th. This one-night-only benefit performance and party honors Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Critically-acclaimed actor André Holland, who most recently appeared in the eight-time Oscar-nominated film Moonlight, has just been announced as Honorary Chair.

Ailey Opens Two-Week Season At Lincoln Center On Wednesday, June 11th With Free Revelations Celebration Workshop On The Plaza And One-Night-Only Ailey Spirit Gala

For first time ever rising stars of Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCamp join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on David H. Koch Theater stage followed by a dance party with musical styling of special guest DJ M.O.S. Vanessa Williams serves as Honorary Chair of the gala benefit for scholarships and Arts In Education programs serving area students.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater With Four Programs During A Two-Week 15-Performance Engagement From June 11 to 22, 2014

Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses - a first-time collaboration with the Company - new productions of Hans van Manen's Polish Pieces and David Parson's signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora's groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich.