Rachael McLaren

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Miami Herald - An Iconic Black Troupe Keeps Wrestling With Race

Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was prepping for an interview a few years ago and figured that, as head of a storied African-American troupe, he'd be asked yet again about black dance. So he called longtime mentor Carolyn Adams, one of modern dance's few black performers during her time with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Pix 11 - Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Performs Excerpt From ‘Cry’

Pix 11 - Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Performs Excerpt From ‘Cry’

Judith Jamison speaks about performing Cry in advertisement of the piece being performed in the June 2016 Lincoln Center Season. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be performing at Lincoln Center from June 8 to 19. Dancer Rachael McLaren performs an excerpt from the dance piece "Cry."

24 Hours Vancouver - Dancing Queen

24 Hours Vancouver - Dancing Queen

Winnipeger Rachael McLaren likes to say she "came dancing out of the womb." "For as long as I can remember dance has just been the way that I express myself," says the 30-year-old dancer, who began ballet lessons at the Royal Dance Conservatory at age five before going to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school at age nine.

The Star-Ledger - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Premiere: Robert Moses' New 'Lesson' Is A Pleasure

The Star-Ledger - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Premiere: Robert Moses' New 'Lesson' Is A Pleasure

With its blank surfaces like molded plastic, the set for Wayne McGregor's ballet "Chroma" suggests one of those anonymous places, like an airport lounge, that empty the modern world of signifiers. Re-assembled for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's return engagement now underway at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the scenery in "Chroma" deflects a visitor's gaze returning him immediately to a sanitized present.

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