Odds are, your dance students’ Instagram feeds are filled with images of professionals showing off their 180- degree penchés or demonstrating their highest extensions. It’s enough for a student to come to equate the length of their lines with the quality of their dancing—after all, dancers so often hear “long lines” as something to strive for.
Dedicated to D.C. : A few months after its performance at the Kennedy Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater held its Washington Gala at Wolf Trap and raised nearly $850,000 to benefit local programs and scholarships for area students to attend The Ailey School in New York City. Guests enjoyed drinks and dinner in heavenly spring weather. Artistic Director Robert Battle and Board Member/Event Chairwoman Sela Collins spoke to an audience of more than 200.
Newark is one of nine cities where AileyCamp is being held. Instead of going swimming or playing sports at a typical summer camp, some kids in Newark are spending their weeks out of school a little differently. They’re learning various forms of dance and creative skills at AileyCamp, a six-week program that was started by the legendary dancer Alvin Ailey just before his passing in 1989.
Telemundo 47’s Odalys Molina talks with Ailey Extension instructor Katherine Jiménez about Ailey Moves NYC! and her upcoming NY Style Mambo Class in Bryant Park.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beginning a series of outdoor events across the city Saturday. For the next 10 days, the dance company will be hosting a wide range of performances, dance classes, workshops, and free film screenings in the five boroughs. The outdoor events are free for the whole family through Aug. 1.
The heat is on in New York, but Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is giving New Yorkers plenty of reason to get outside. The iconic dance company is kicking off a series of free outdoor events throughout all five boroughs from Saturday through Aug. 1. Called “Ailey Moves NYC,” the 10-day summer celebration will include performances by the company, classes, workshops, and screenings of Jamila Wignot’s acclaimed 2021 documentary “Ailey.”
The Alvin Ailey company member talks to Shondaland about how she choreographed herself a new destiny during the most difficult time in her life. In the ongoing Shondaland series Head Turners, we meet interesting women from every facet of life who are crushing it in their careers. From artists and tech mavens to titans of the boardroom, these women are breaking barriers, and they’ll share how you can too.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company dancer continues the legacy of uplifting Black women in the arts. Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.
The Wall Street Journal - Weekend Confidential: Choreographer Robert Battle Believes That Dance Brings Connection
Robert Battle was around 13 years old when he first saw dancers perform a work by the pioneering Black choreographer Alvin Ailey. “It was a revelation,” he recalls. As a bullied child with artistic ambitions, he found it dazzling to see people who looked like him earn applause for telling the story of the African-American experience through movement.
NEW YORK -- The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center on Wednesday for six performances. A diverse program has been put together to cap a decade of leadership under artistic director Robert Battle. He talked to CBS2's Dave Carlin on Wednesday about his 10 years with Ailey, and what he sees for its future.