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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Belén Pereyra-Alem breaks barriers to get to study at one of the most prestigious dance schools around the world.
Food & Wine - Step To It: Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle Takes Coconuts & Collards by Von Diaz For A Whirl
"I pride myself on having all the gadgets," says Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. At his house in Connecticut, they sit like sentinels against the backsplash on the large open kitchen's counters. Outside on his deck, a state-of-the-art grill stands beside a spiffy electric pellet smoker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newport Beach Independent - Center Stage: Local Dancer Takes The Stage With Alvin Ailey At Segerstrom Center
Huntington Beach native Danica Paulos remembers her excitement at seeing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Segerstrom Center when she was a teenager. Alvin Ailey returns to Segerstrom Center April 19-22 and Paulos will again be there, but this time as a member of the company.
Renaldo Maurice has been showcasing his talents with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for eight seasons. Maurice, a Gary native, will perform with the full cast when the company brings its annual Chicago engagement March 7 to 11 to The Auditorium Theatre.