Amos Machanic, Jr. is currently a Teaching Artist with Alvin Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs, as well as a teacher at Alvin Ailey's Ailey Extension program. Mr. Machanic studied dance at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and continued his training at The Ailey School where he was a fellowship recipient. Machanic was a member of Ailey II and joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1996. During his 15 years with the company, Amos had the pleasure of traveling across the globe, performing for sold out audiences, including two former presidents. In 2010, he performed at the White House tribute to Judith Jamison and now enjoys being a freelance artist and teacher.