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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2023 North American Tour Kicks Off During Black History Month and Reaches 22 Cities From February 3 - May 14

NEW YORK – JANUARY 25, 2023 – After an acclaimed four-week holiday season in New York, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will continue to grace stages from coast-to-coast during a 22-city North American tour starting February 3 in Toronto, Ontario during Black History Month. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the passionate spirit and extraordinary technique of Ailey’s dancers will be showcased in a diverse repertory of new works, repertory favorites and Ailey classics. On February 7, a week-long engagement at The Kennedy Center launches with the annual Washington, D.C. Gala Benefit to support Ailey's D.C. programs, including the creation of new works, Arts-In-Education activities, and scholarships to talented young area dancers to attend The Ailey School in New York. Other stops on the 22-city tour include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit, culminating with a Mother’s Day performance in Newark on May 14.

Ailey II, The Next Generation Of Dance, Sets Out On U.S. Tour Led By Francesca Harper In Her Second Season As Artistic Director

NEW YORK – UPDATED January 18, 2023 — Ailey II, the next generation of dance, will embark on a 22-city United States tour October 7 - February 25 stretching from Miami, Florida to South Bend, Indiana to Tacoma, Washington. Following the tour, the renowned ensemble of 12 rising stars will return home for an annual New York season at The Ailey Citigroup Theater March 22 – April 2, 2023.

AileyCamp Launches in Partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta to Inspire and Transform Area Students Among 10 Cities Nationwide

ATLANTA – January 10, 2023 – AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer program that uses dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of middle-school students, is coming to Atlanta this summer from June 5 – July 14 at Luther J. Price Middle School in partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. The six-week, full scholarship program helps students ages 11-14 reach their full potential with classes in dance, personal development, creative communications, and inspiring daily affirmations. Founded by Alvin Ailey and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989, AileyCamp develops self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression, critical-thinking and goal-setting skills in a supportive environment.

Ailey Shares The Gift Of Holiday Revelations With Free Streaming Of Opening Night Gala From December 21 Through January 2

NEW YORK – December 21, 2022 – The Ailey organization is sharing the gift of holiday Revelations with a free streaming of the 2022 Opening Night Gala at New York City Center from today, Wednesday, December 21 through Monday, January 2 on Ailey All Access, YouTube and Facebook. The one-night-only celebration features special appearances from Honorary Chair Tamron Hall, the two-time Emmy-winning TV host, journalist, author and producer, and philanthropist Denise Littlefield Sobel, the Honoree.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Return to Atlanta February 16-19, 2023 For Five Exciting Performances At The Fox Theatre

ATLANTA – December 21, 2022 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the Fox Theatre, February 16-19 for five show-stopping performances featuring eight different dance works as part of a 22-city North American tour. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with world and company premieres by Kyle Abraham, Jamar Roberts, and Twyla Tharp. In addition to two repertory favorites by Robert Battle, founder Alvin Ailey’s choreography is spotlighted with a new production of Survivors for the first-time ever, a dance from his legendary collaboration with Duke Ellington, and the must-see masterpiece Revelations as the inspiring finale of all performances.

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey Invites All To Join In The Dance During A Season Of Ailey With Workshops, Performances, And More

DECEMBER 12, 2022 – Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) announces an exciting season of Ailey that launches this week with free workshops for the public and features a residency by a trio of Ailey’s extraordinary dancers, the glorious return of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the first time since 2017, and the life-changing summer program AileyCamp, and more.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns During Black History Month To Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre February 16-19, 2023, As Part of 22-City North American Tour

ATLANTA – November 16, 2022 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, announces a return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, February 16-19 as part of a 22-city North American tour. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the 2023 Atlanta engagement will showcase the passionate spirit and extraordinary technique of Ailey’s dancers in five exciting performances featuring premieres, new productions and repertory favorites.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala Performance And Party - Wednesday, November 30 at 7PM

NEW YORK – November 10, 2022 —Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s four-week holiday engagement kicks off on November 30 with a star-studded Opening Night Gala, including a performance at New York City Center and party at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Artistic Director Robert Battle will lead a tribute to Honoree Denise Littlefield Sobel, a true patron of the arts and champion for social equity who is leaving an indelible mark on the dance world. Her dedication and commitment to the Ailey organization has spanned two decades with vital support for essential artistic initiatives like the commissioning of new works and international touring. Honorary Chair for the evening is two-time Emmy®-winning TV host, journalist, author and producer Tamron Hall.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Highlights of 2022 New York City Center Season November 30 - December 24

NEW YORK — UPDATED September 29, 2022 — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company and America’s cultural ambassador to the world, announces highlights of its always-anticipated annual season at New York City Center. Returning to its “home” theater for four weeks November 30 - December 24, 2022, the Ailey company presents a world premiere by Kyle Abraham, the company premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Roy’s Joys, and a new production of Alvin Ailey’s Survivors. Programs also feature the Company’s City Center premieres of Paul Taylor’s DUET, Jamar Roberts’ In a Sentimental Mood, and Ailey & Jazz programs performed with live music. Beginning with a one-night-only Opening Night Gala special program on November 30, the season showcases over half a dozen classic works by founder Alvin Ailey, including the always-inspiring, must-see masterpiece Revelations.

Ailey Extension Kicks Off Fall Kids And Teens Session With Free Open House Sampling Ballet, Hip-Hop, And Contemporary Jazz Techniques

(NEW YORK) August 11, 2022 – Ailey Extension is opening its doors to young aspiring dancers for the return of the Fall Kids & Teens Sunday dance series from September 18-December 11. This year ahead of the official start of the 12-week session, children ages 5-17 are invited to get moving and grooving one week early while sampling ballet, hip-hop, and contemporary jazz classes at a free open house on September 11. All Kids & Teens programming takes place in person at the Joan Weill Center for Dance – NYC’s largest building dedicated to dance – where students of all ages and experience levels can get down while improving their technique with the help of Ailey Extension’s elite instructors.

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