“Be amongst the people, it is the only way that you can give back to the audience…”

We have just three theatre stops to go on Ailey’s 2016 UK tour – Southampton Mayflower, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury and Festival Theatre in Edinburgh – and it’s dance, eat, sleep repeat for Ailey dancer Glenn Allen Sims… We have been thrilling audiences … Read more

Choreography: Aszure Barton
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik
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“The legacy of Mr Ailey is very simple: he was empowered by empowering others…

…And we take this empowerment all over the world” – Sean Carmon, Ailey Dancer. This is entirely truthful as Synne and I join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre on the last part of their UK tour to The Lowry in … Read more


Alvin Ailey yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Caerdydd

My name is Synne, and I am one of the lucky students from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts that has been given the opportunity to join Heather Knight (Dance Consortium) on tour with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a … Read more


“Everyone is dancing beautifully” Ailey dancer Sarah Daley

Four weeks into Ailey’s UK tour and we caught up with dancer Sarah Daley on her adventures in Plymouth, Birmingham and Bradford. Next stop… Nottingham! We are a few weeks into the tour and the UK has welcomed us warmly … Read more


Bradford, are you ready for Ailey?

LIPA student Roy Quinn updates us on his life on tour with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater… It was a bitter-sweetness boarding the bus and leaving Plymouth for our new city – Birmingham! Our coach journey was a nice short one. … Read more


Going on tour with Alvin Ailey….

A line I never thought I would get to say! After meeting Heather Knight (Dance Consortium), thanks to a chance given by my university in late March, she gave me a chance in conjunction with my university to take me … Read more



Last week Dance Consortium was thrilled to be nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance for ‘bringing back the exceptional dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 for a UK tour’.               … Read more


“Thank you UK for the sun, warmth, and your unyielding passion for Ailey!”

It’s week three of Alvin Ailey’s tour across the UK and we checked in with Glenn Allen Sims on his UK experience so far… Hello United Kingdom! My name is Glenn Allen Sims, and I am dancer with Alvin Ailey … Read more


What did you think of the show?

The Ailey dancers are settling into tour life (see blog post from dancer Sarah Daley here or from Glenn Allen Sims here). We captured this sneaky backstage shot during rehearsals! (left). If you’ve been lucky enough to catch the company on … Read more


Hooked on London – Sarah Daley

It’s week one of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s UK tour and the dancers have been let loose on London town. We asked Ailey dancer Sarah Daley to give us a run down of her first day in the city… I … Read more