Shanice Chelsea Reyes

SHANICE CHELSEA REYES (Kissimmee, FL) graduated from the Osceola County School for the Arts (OCSA). While attending OCSA, she also trained at Raskin Dance Studio. Ms. Reyes is a graduate of The Ailey School’s Certificate Program. During her time at The Ailey School, she appeared in the 2017 and 2019 Ailey Spirit Gala at Lincoln Center, Robert Battle’s Moonlight, Ronald K. Brown’s Four Corners, Alvin Ailey’s Flight Time restaged by Renee Robinson, and Alvin Ailey’s Memoria restaged by Ronni Favors during Ailey’s 2018 and 2019 New York City Center seasons. This is Ms. Reyes’s first season with Ailey II.

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Ailey II - The Next Generation Of Dance - Returns To The Ailey Citigroup Theater For Two-Week Season March 23 - April 3

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 16, 2022 — Ailey II, the celebrated second company to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, for a highly anticipated two-week season featuring 10 performances from March 23 - April 3. The gifted 12-member ensemble will treat New York audiences to three dynamic programs featuring works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle, William Forsythe, Ailey II Artistic Director Francesca Harper, Ailey company member Yannick Lebrun, and Andrea Miller.

Ailey II, The Next Generation Of Dance, Returns To U.S. Stages Led By New Artistic Director Francesca Harper

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 1, 2022 — Ailey II, merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of outstanding emerging and established choreographers, returns to stages across the country this winter. Ailey II Artistic Director Francesca Harper—an internationally renowned performer, choreographer, director, and multi-disciplinary artist—is nurturing new creative voices and propelling the Company forward during her inaugural season. Trained at The Ailey School (and the daughter of the late Denise Jefferson, director of The Ailey School 1984-2010), Ms. Harper brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy. Program highlights from the repertory for the national tour and the New York City season featuring four new works and one world premiere include dances by Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle, William Forsythe, Francesca Harper, Ailey company member Yannick Lebrun, and Andrea Miller.