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.
How did a young man, like you, from the South Side of Chicago become interested in dance? My mother was the one who insisted that I go to AileyCamp. I did a lot of community theater in the South Side of Chicago (I was interested in being an actor), and my mom thought it would be a good idea for me to know how to dance. She had seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform, and heard they were hosting a summer program for inner city children.
These Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members match their rehearsal wear to their work - in bold colors, of course.
It is possible she was born to dance. They say the best dancers have a way of moving that grabs you by the heart. The same is true of Belén Pereyra-Alem. Belén believes that on stage, dance, as an art form, has the power of transformation.
Wire Magazine - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates A Decade At Miami's Arsht Center And A Dancers' Love Story
Deemed by the U.S. Congress as a "Cultural Ambassador to the World," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is celebrating a decade of inspiring, influential and exciting performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The highly-anticipated engagement, led by Miami native and Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle, will be held February 22-25, 2018, as the only South Florida stop on the company's 21-city North American tour.
Seeing Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the first time is a rite of passage for anyone who loves dance (and for plenty of people who didn't know they did). Jamar Roberts first saw the company perform in Fort Lauderdale when he was a kid growing up in South Dade. Like so many of us, the first Ailey dance that swept him away was "Revelations," and for him, it was specifically the "Sinner Man" section. He's told he cried, though he doesn't remember that.
Jacquelin Harris is telling her story through dance. Harris, a Charlotte native, joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2014, and comes home for their Belk Theater performances Feb. 27-28.
There are few things in life more romantic than dancing. And that's especially true for a pair of dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, who will spend Valentine's Day together onstage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.