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Amsterdam News - Ailey II: Young, Gifted, Talented And Thrilling

March 29 to April 2, the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, also known as Ailey II, swings into New York fresh off at 25-city tour for a two-week engagement at NYU's Skirball Center. Critics have called the 12 talented performers in Ailey II "spectacular," "the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater," full of "youthful promise" with "dazzling technique" and "off-the-charts energy."

Dance Magazine - History In Motion

One way students can explore dance's past is by learning historical repertory. Ailey/Fordham BFA students take Black Traditions in American Dance and World Dance History, which are often coordinated with repertory classes. "The movement shows you a different side of what you're learning in the classroom," says Marie Paspe, a recent graduate of the program, who learned Blues Suite and Revelations from Ailey II artistic director emerita Sylvia Waters.

SELF - Power Moves

Dancers use strength and agility to make midair splits and elaborate lifts look effortless. Take it from these pros, who've mastered everything from ballet to break dancing, then try our flexibility workout to feel long and limber.

SELF - Performance Gear Goes Super Chic

SELF - Performance Gear Goes Super Chic

Fordham graduate Courtney Celeste Spears is in her second season with Ailey II, one of two troupes in the world-renowned dance company. "Since we spend eight hours a day training, dancers have a unique love for activewear," she says.

NY1 - Ailey Dancer Gets Back Into Routine After Scoliosis Surgery

NY1 - Ailey Dancer Gets Back Into Routine After Scoliosis Surgery

An estimated seven million Americans are diagnosed with some form of scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. As health reporter Erin Billups explains, for many, treatments available today mean a normal life and even an extraordinary one. Lloyd Boyd dances on the prestigious Alvin Ailey Stage as a member of the Ailey II company.

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