Now in its 28th year, AileyCamp is now underway this summer in 10 cities nationwide - inspiring students in challenging situations to discover their underlying potential, as well as the paths to set and achieve positive goals. Founded in 1989 by Alvin Ailey, the full-scholarship day camp uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body and spirit of more than 1,000 underserved students ages 11 to 14.
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Begins Expansion Of The Joan Weill Center For Dance And Names New Education Wing In Honor Of Philanthropist Elaine Wynn
Leaders of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today celebrated the expansion of Ailey’s permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, with a ceremonial roof-breaking to mark the company’s upward growth. The event featured an unveiling of the design for the expanded building and performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacqueline Green, Ailey II and students from The Ailey School.
AileyCamp Expands To 10 Cities Inspiring And Educating Inner-City Youth Through Dance And Personal Development
AileyCamp is expanding to serve more than 1,000 young people in ten cities across the country. From New York all the way to the newest camp in Seattle, WA, AileyCamps will guide students to believe in their unlimited potential.
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability effort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today.
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Announces Over $40 Million Raised In Unprecedented Honoring Of Board Chair Joan Weill To Cap Her Two Decades Of Transformative Leadership
The Board of Trustees of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and Executive Director Bennett Rink today announced that more than $40 million has been raised to date to cap the tremendous legacy of retiring Chairman of the Board Joan H. Weill. The unprecedented gift, led by the generosity of Sanford I. Weill, inaugurates the Campaign for Ailey’s Future to support the expansion of Ailey’s building and the extension of Ailey’s artistic and educational initiatives.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Performance Schedule for New York City Center Season December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
Joan H. Weill To Retire As Chairman Of The Board Of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation After Two Decades Of Transformative Leadership
Joan H. Weill, Chairman of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc., informed the Board of Trustees and announced today that she intends to retire at the end of this year. Mrs. Weill joined the Ailey Board in 1994, was named Chairman in 2000 and is widely acknowledged as a driving force in the growth of the entire Ailey organization over the past two decades.
The Ailey Extension Rings in the New Year with Holiday Revelations. A Celebration of Alvin Ailey's 83rd Birthday and "Get Fit in '14" Challenge
In conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's current holiday season at New York City Center, the celebration of the new year, and the January 5th season finale on what would have been Alvin Ailey's 83rd birthday; The Ailey Extension will offer special programs now through January.
The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today announced that after an international search to identify a new Executive Director, the Board of Trustees has chosen to continue the Ailey tradition of passing on leadership from one generation of the organization to the next by naming Bennett Rink to the post.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns for the 41st consecutive year to the New York City Center stage from November 28, 2012 – December 30, 2012 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that challenge Ailey’s extraordinary artists in new ways.