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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Washington, D.C. Gala Benefit Returns To The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts On Wednesday, February 8, 2023

(Washington, D.C.) August 18, 2022 – On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 23rd Washington, D.C. Gala Benefit celebrates the renowned Company’s week-long engagement – February 7-13, 2023 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during a coast-to-coast North American tour. Following the 7pm performance on the Opera House Stage – culminating with Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations – Artistic Director Robert Battle will join prominent figures in the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and politics for dinner and dancing at the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2020.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 21st Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala To Benefit Ailey's Area Programs On Tuesday, February 4 At The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

(Washington, D.C.) January 21, 2020 – On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 21st Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit will launch the renowned Company’s week-long engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a 21-city United States tour. Following the 7pm opening program on the Opera House Stage – featuring Jamar Roberts’ profound Ode and Alvin Ailey’s acclaimed Revelations – Artistic Director Robert Battle will join prominent figures in the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and politics for dinner and dancing on the Terrace Level of the Kennedy Center.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 21st Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit At The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts - Tuesday, February 4

(Washington, D.C.) Updated November 1 2019 – On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 21st Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit will launch the renowned Company’s week-long engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a 21-city United States tour. Following the 7pm opening program on the Opera House Stage – culminating with Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations – Artistic Director Robert Battle will join prominent figures in the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and politics for dinner and dancing on the Terrace Level.

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Washington Life - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual Gala

Celebrating Talent and Beauty: Gala committee members and corporate sponsors including Southern Company joined 500 individual patrons to raise over $1 million to support the Alvin Ailey company's programs and scholarships for local students to attend The Ailey School in New York City.

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Washington Life Magazine - Alvin Ailey D.C. Gala

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.