Alvin Ailey

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United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)


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Fans will be thankful that Tracy has effectively followed Ailey from the early 1950s and with his first dance mentor, Lester Horton, to the 2004 grand opening of the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater's new school, the Joan Weill Center for Dance in Manhattan.
The ads are running in major publications targeted to African-American readers, including Vibe, Sophisticates Black Hair, Essence, Upscale, Hype Hair, Today's Black Woman, Total Hair and Beauty, Braids and Beauty and Alvin Alley Magazine.
Since its completion, Jackson has joined the Alvin Alley Dance Company, and Carlson was cast in Edward Albee's The Goat on Broadway and in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Tartuffe.
Yet for all the praise that friends and admirers heap upon him, Albert Murray has not become a household name that ranks with Ralph Ellison, Romare Bearden, Alvin Alley, or Wynton Marsalis, fellow artists with whom Murray is frequently compared.
When his Oxford-educated father sent him to college in the United States, Fagan added Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Martha Graham, and Alvin Alley to the list of masters whose styles have merged into his singular language.
But a company like Alvin Alley American Dance Theater, with an annual five-week season in New York, 150 days a year on tour and over 200 performances annually, requires Herculean physical strength and extraordinary mental clarity.
Consisting of 25 residential units with a mix of free market and rent regulated tenants, the offering ensures future financial upside," said Saffioti, who added that from a residential perspective, the assets benefit from their close proximity to Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus, John Jay College and Alvin Alley.
As artistic director of Alvin Alley American Dance Theater, Jamison became one of only a handful of women in the world to direct a major dance company when she assumed leadership in 1989.
DANCE: A Tribute to Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater, Rialto Center for the Arts, July 19.
A graduate of the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City, the school featured in the 1980s television series "Fame," Jarvis had two opportunities: join the Alvin Alley Dance company and continue his work in modem dance and ballet or enter Hunter College with a Minority Biomedical Research Support grant and a Minority Access to Research Careers grant, both funded by NIH.
His previous stints as executive director of the Alvin Alley Dance Theater Foundation and other consulting assignments supplied a deep familiarity with the problems facing minority arts groups, along with high credibility with their management.
choreographer for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Alvin Alley American
She left behind Complexions Contemporary Ballet--and set aside her pointe shoes--to become one of a handful of dancers at Alvin Alley American Dance Theater who did not train at its school.
He was trained by the illustrious Lee Strasberg and famed acting coach Susan Batson, and he also studied dance with Geoffry Holder and at Alvin Alley Dance Studios.