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Pix 11 - Samba Fitness With Quenia Ribeiro

Pix 11 - Samba Fitness With Quenia Ribeiro

Ailey Extension instructor Quenia Ribeiro joins New York Living to talk about what samba is, the last performance for the “Dance in Times Square” series and gives an in-studio samba workout lesson.

CNN - Opinion: I Asked Several People Well Past Retirement Age Why They Keep Working. Here’s What They Told Me

CNN - Opinion: I Asked Several People Well Past Retirement Age Why They Keep Working. Here’s What They Told Me

The question for some of us is, why some people want to keep working decades beyond retirement age? CNN Opinion editor Stephanie Griffith asked seven people who are past the conventional retirement age why they are still at the job and got as many responses as there were respondents. Some keep working to make ends meet; others, because they love what they do and can’t imagine giving it up. And some insist that they are better than ever at their chosen professions and love leaning into their growing sense of competence. They continue to work happily and productively, and were happy to explain to us how and why they do it.

The Fordham Ram - Fordham Celebrates 25 Years Of Fordham/Ailey Program

The Fordham Ram - Fordham Celebrates 25 Years Of Fordham/Ailey Program

The Ailey/Fordham Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in dance is hosting the “Celebrating 25 Years” Dance Benefit Concert at the Ailey Citigroup Theater at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15. The event is open to alumni, staff, students, family and the public and will begin with a cocktail reception. The performances will follow, beginning at 7 p.m.

The New York Times - A Proving Ground Always in Motion

The New York Times - A Proving Ground Always in Motion

Ailey II, the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, turns 50 this year. Since its creation, some things have remained consistent: It has always served as a bridge between student and professional life. It has always been filled with ambitious young people aspiring to join the main troupe. And, as members of every generation agree, the experience has always been demanding — extremely so.

Pix 11 - Celebrating 50 Years Of Ailey II

Pix 11 - Celebrating 50 Years Of Ailey II

Francesca Harper, the artistic director of Ailey II, joins PIX11 to discuss the upcoming Golden Anniversary program at the Joyce Theater celebrating 50 years since the dance company was founded. Harper also brings along dancers from the program to give a preview of the upcoming performance.

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