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.
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.
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.
choreographer for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Alvin Alley American
An avid piano player, he also served on boards of a number of music, arts and dance companies such as the Newport and Monterrey jazz festivals, the Alvin Alley Dance Company, American Ballet Theater and the American Arts Alliance.
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.
This year the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary.
When they were 9, they saw a performance of Alvin Alley American Dance Theater that inspired them to seek dance careers.
It was while assisting Alvin Alley, a dance troupe she accompanied on a tour to Paris, that she first considered trading the stage for a brokerage firm.
The Summit opened with the Legacy Awards Dinner, hosted by Pepsi, honoring four dynamic women who have left an indelible mark in their respective fields of entertainment, dance, education, and women's rights: Suzanne dePasse, chairman and CEO of dePasse Entertainment; Judith Jamison, artistic director of Alvin Alley American Dance Theater; Ruth Simmons, president of Brown University; and Faye Wattleton, president of the Center for the Advancement of Women.
As Kylian's choreography enters more and more repertoires--Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Alvin Alley American Dance Theater are just two companies that have added the Czech choreographer's ballets to their rosters this season--the reissue of his "Black & White Ballets" DVD is timely.