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.
These Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members match their rehearsal wear to their work - in bold colors, of course.
Preserving a crown of kinks, coils and curls can take its toll on the overall health of your hair. Three Alvin Ailey dancers share their preferred low-maintenance hairstyles.
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.
Learn the opening section of Alvin Ailey's iconic work.