Constance Stamatiou

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San Francisco Chronicle - Review: Power Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Virtual Return To Berkeley Rivals A Live Performance

San Francisco Chronicle - Review: Power Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Virtual Return To Berkeley Rivals A Live Performance

Eavesdrop pre-curtain at Bay Area dance shows and you’ll hear audience members sharing their top dance memories. High on almost everyone’s list? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at UC Berkeley. The company first visited the campus in 1960, two years after its founding, and has come back every year since. And neither Artistic Director Robert Battle nor Cal Performances’ leader Jeremy Geffen were about to let that Bay Area bond lapse in a pandemic, so the dancers have returned virtually in a streaming program that does an astonishing job of relaying their in-person power. The performance premieres Thursday, June 10, with a digital “watch party,” and will be available for streaming through Sept. 8.

The New York Times - Dancing With Myself: How Artists Stay In Shape Without A Stage

The New York Times - Dancing With Myself: How Artists Stay In Shape Without A Stage

For most performing artists, the daily routine is roughly the same: rehearse, perform, rinse and repeat. But with the coronavirus shuttering live shows around the world, musicians, dancers, actors and others have had to adapt to a new reality — without an audience to prepare for. We talked to some about how they’re staying in shape and honing their craft while working from home. ‘You can’t sit still for long.’ – Constance Stamatiou, dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Charlotte Post - Ailey Dance Troupe Is 'Where I Belong'

The Charlotte Post - Ailey Dance Troupe Is 'Where I Belong'

Dance brought Constance Stamatiou to life. Her journey began as a 5-year-old at Pat Hall's Dance Unlimited off Independence Boulevard, where she took everything from ballet to tap to jazz to gymnastics. Stamatiou returns next week with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Belk Theater on Feb. 25-26 - 7:30p.m. curtain.

WFAE Charlotte - Northwest School Of The Arts Alum Returns With Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe

WFAE Charlotte - Northwest School Of The Arts Alum Returns With Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe

The world-renowned, New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe was on stage Wednesday night at the Belk Theater for the second night of a two-night run. Performing with the modern dance company is Charlottean Constance Stamatiou. She has performed at the White House and been a guest performer on the "Today Show," "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars."

Nashville Parent - The Legacy Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Nashville Parent - The Legacy Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

My first introduction to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater nearly a decade ago was an experience I'll never forget. Even though I knew the rich history of the company and Ailey dating back to 1958, but that knowledge didn't fully prepare me for the powerful impact of the live AAADT performance. Let's just say it was an immense spiritual journey that billowed from the dancers onstage to the audience in TPAC's Jackson Hall.

ABC 7 New York - Mom, Daughter Bridge Generation Gap At Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

ABC 7 New York - Mom, Daughter Bridge Generation Gap At Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey Dance Company has been entertaining people of all ages for decades, and now, one performer is helping to pass the mantle to the younger generation. "Even hen she was a baby, she was bopping up and down," dancer Constance Stamatiou said. Six-year-old Savannah is literally following in the footsteps of her mother, who began performing with the highly acclaimed troupe in 2007. She had just finished her first year at college and did a summer program at Alvin Ailey. The rest is history.

Newsweek - Alvin Ailey 60th Year Celebration: Judith Jamison, Robert Battle And More Honor The Legacy Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Newsweek - Alvin Ailey 60th Year Celebration: Judith Jamison, Robert Battle And More Honor The Legacy Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

When Alvin Ailey set out to start his own dance company in New York City in 1958, he likely had no idea his passion and call to dance would result in a nearly 85,000-square-foot performance center bearing his name and thousands of students entering its doors day after day, while company dancers traveled to perform his choreography on stages around the globe. He certainly couldn't have known his effort to create a safe and esteemed place for dancers from all walks of life would extend well past his 1989 death, some 30 years.

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