Renee Robinson, Guest Artist

(Washington, DC) began her training in classical ballet at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet. She was the recipient of two Ford Foundation scholarships to the School of American Ballet and was awarded full scholarships to the Dance Theatre of Harlem School and The Ailey School. She performed at the White House State Dinner in 2003 in honor of the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, and at the White House tribute to Judith Jamison in 2010.  Ms. Robinson was recently honored with the prestigious Dance Magazine Award. She was a member of Ailey II and a member of the Company from 1981 to 2012. Ms. Robinson is currently appearing with the Company as Guest Artist until her special farewell performance on Sun, Dec 9, 2012.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2012 New York City Center Season Announcement

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns for the 41st consecutive year to the New York City Center stage from November 28, 2012 – December 30, 2012 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that challenge Ailey’s extraordinary artists in new ways.

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The Boston Globe - A Moving Legacy

The Boston Globe - A Moving Legacy

Springtime in Boston means magnolias in bloom, the Sox at bat, and the ballooning of the small but fervent local dance audience. About 12, 000 people flock to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during its annual visit, which this year begins Thursday and continues through May 19 at the Citi Wang Theatre.

PBS News Hour - After 31 Years, Robinson Takes Final Bow

For more than three decades, taking in a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater meant not only experienceing some of the best of the art form, but also seeing the work of one dancer: Renee Robinson. Now, she is taking her final bows.