Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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New York 1 News: Spotlight NY

New York 1 News: Spotlight NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Samuel Lee Roberts and Michael Francis McBride sit down with New York 1's Stephanie Simon at The Ailey Studios to discuss their love story and the 2018 Lincoln Center engagement

WRDW - Local dancer makes it to the Big Apple from the Garden City

WRDW - Local dancer makes it to the Big Apple from the Garden City

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- He was picked on for perfecting a pirouette rather than his crossover, but that didn't stop Christopher R. Wilson from chasing his dreams. Christopher's dreams has lead him from the Garden City to the Big Apple. "Dancing is a full time job. Just like how anyone goes to work 9-5. We dance," he says. This year, he will be joining the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Fulfilling a lifelong dream at age 22.

WBGO - Ailey Dancer Jamar Roberts Premiers New Piece at NJPAC

WBGO - Ailey Dancer Jamar Roberts Premiers New Piece at NJPAC

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer and choreographer Jamar Roberts talks about his love for choreography, working with Ailey dancers, and the inspiration for his new piece, Members Don't Get Weary, premiering at the company's 20th annual Mother's Day Engagement at NJPAC.

San Francisco Chronicle - Berkeley is a home on the road for Ailey

San Francisco Chronicle - Berkeley is a home on the road for Ailey

Seen once, the opening moments of Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” are forever imprinted on a viewer’s inner eye. Arrayed in tight formation, the dancers bend one way and then the other, arms outstretched in solemn body harmony with the spiritual “I Been ’Buked.” Then, like a flock of birds poised to take flight, they simultaneously knee-bend toward the floor and wing-span their arched arms in one of the signature images of American dance. It never fails to send a collective shiver out across the footlights.

NYC Media - A Day's Work: Dance

NYC Media - A Day's Work: Dance

The Dance episode in this original series shows the life of dancer Hope Boykin, lighting director Al Crawford, and a dance physical therapist Dr. Shaw Bronner, at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Dance Spirit - Letter To My Teenage Self: Fana Tesfagiorgis

Dance Spirit - Letter To My Teenage Self: Fana Tesfagiorgis

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Fana Tesfagiorgis captivates audiences with her ethereal grace and powerful, commanding technique. A Madison, WI. native, she began training in ballet at Ballet Madison at age 5, and also studied at Interlochen Arts Academy during high school. Later, she graduated from the Ailey'Fordham program with a BFA in dance and a minor in journalism, and danced with companies including Ailey II, Continuum, Footprints, and Nimbus Dance Works.

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