Samuel Lee Roberts

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OUT 100 - The Alvin Ailey Dancers

OUT 100 - The Alvin Ailey Dancers

In March of 1958, Alvin Ailey and his company jeté'd onto the stage with a legendary performance at the 92nd Street Y -- and the world of dance was never the same. Now approaching its 60th anniversary, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to expand on the legacy of its late founder, one of many gay luminaries to succumb to AIDS (he passed away in 1989).

Logo - Alvin Ailey Dancers Share How They Went From Tour Roommates to Fiancés

In an adorable BuzzFeed video, two dancers with the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater revealed how they went from roommates to soul mates. Samuel Lee Roberts and Michael Francis McBride met when they both joined the troupe nine years ago. They ended up as bunkmates on tour and quickly became close, but the relationship was strictly platonic.

Dance Magazine - Wendy's Best Of 2013

Dance Magazine - Wendy's Best Of 2013

The most daring artistic director: Robert Battle, in his third year at the helm of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, took on Wayne McGregor's wildly articulate contemporary classic, Chroma (made for The Royal Ballet in 2006) - the first NYC company to do so.

This Week In New York - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been captivating audiences for more than fifty years, amassing a repertoire of more than two hundred works from more than eighty choreographers since its founding by Alvin Ailey in 1958 at the 92nd St. Y.

Dance Magazine - Why I Dance

I have always found it physically impossible to be still if there is music playing. Doctors today might diagnose me with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and that's fine. Just hold the Ritalin and put me on the stage!

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