Constance Stamatiou

Shape - Meet The Alvin Ailey Dancer Who Conquered CrossFit To Return To The Stage

We rarely associate the effortless grace and majestic beauty of ballerinas with the ass-kicking power of squat presses, burpees, and pull-ups. But Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company member Constance Stamatiou (you may recognize her as a featured Ailey performer on an episode of So You Think You Can Dance back in 2009) is shattering all preconceived notions.

The New York Times - A Season Of Returning, Ascending And Dreaming At Ailey

The New York Times - A Season Of Returning, Ascending And Dreaming At Ailey

This season, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater welcomes three new company members to its mix. One is the first former AileyCamper to make it into the company. Another will set aside her beloved pointe shoes for a coveted spot. And the third? She has two young children, but she can't get dancing out of her system.