What does it mean to be an American woman in 2016? Each of the women on the net 50 pages has her own glorious, gutsy, utterly unique answer. And they'll define themselves, thanks.
Take a peek at the dancers who will be heating up the stage in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s latest engagement. One of the great pleasures of dance can be watching gorgeous bodies in motion.
One of the world's premiere dance companies is preparing a winter season filled with new productions as well as fan favorites. For its 45th year, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's winter season kicks off in less than two weeks.
Along with summer comes the temptation to obsess over our suddenly exposed bodies. But we can think of no better model for our bikini confidence #goals than the strong, elegant dancers of Alvin Ailey.
It goes without saying that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is an institution; since 1958, it has been a bastion of African American excellence in artistic expression. AAADT has showcased the works of countless titans of dance, including choreographic legends like Talley Beatty and Katherine Dunham.
Everyone expects professional dancers to be in great shape. But a company like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an annual five-week season in New York, 150 days a year on tour and over 200 performances annually, requires Herculean physical strength and extraordinary mental clarity. Each Ailey dancer develops a personalized regimen to sustain their energy and ward off injuries, all while maintaining some semblance of "normal" life.
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In the world of modern dance, there are few companies - if any - that are quite as genre defining as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And as its dancers prepare to commence a new season - kicking off the two-week string of spring performances with The Ailey Spirit Gala on June 11th - so do we: It seems that summer is finally upon us, and with it, an abundance of fittingly fresh, colorful fashion.
When you dance for a living, dancing eight hours a week is work, not a workout. Fana Tesfagiorgis, a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, embraced an eclectic mix of cross-training to increase her strength, endurance and flexibility.
There are at-home ab-tightening tips, lessons on what to eat while training, and even the top songs to blast to while getting your heart rate up. Plus as we're wont to do, we styled these gorgeous women in equally standout looks, relying on designer styles from Norma Komali's new fitness line.