Masazumi Chaya

The Star-Ledger - Duking It Out At NJPAC

The Star-Ledger - Duking It Out At NJPAC

As the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark this weekend, Masazumi Chaya can drop into the studio anytime and watch any rehearsal he pleases.

Outbound Magazine - Masazumi Chaya: Pointe Man

Outbound Magazine - Masazumi Chaya: Pointe Man

Masazumi Chaya was expected to follow his parents' footsteps in medicine but was drawn to theater. After graduating from high school, he worked as a dresser for film and TV star ferry Ito, who encouraged him to study singing, acting, and dance.

The New York Times - With Willing Spirit, A Reprise For Ailey Dancers

The New York Times - With Willing Spirit, A Reprise For Ailey Dancers

The voice on the phone belonged to Masazumi Chaya, the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and he had a startling proposition. Would she - Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, 55 years old, former Ailey superstar and current artificial-hip owner - come out of retirement to dance at a special performance on New Year's Eve?

The New York Times - Toasts Of the Season

Dec. 1: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated 50 years of its signature work, "Revelations," and Joan H. Weill's 10th anniversary as board chairwoman.