Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2005

"Whether this company is dancing new or old works, it is so brimming with talent it is a must-see."

In 1958, Alvin Ailey established a multi-racial repertory company dedicated to the presentation of important American dance works from the past, as well as new work by established and emerging choreographers. The company’s extraordinary 46 year history boasts now peformances in 70 countries on six continents inspiring more than 19 million people worldwide with a slick, modern, sassy and ultimately beautiful approach to dance.

From frenzy to calm waters, from jubilation of a magical, mystical history lesson, the vibrant 46 year old Ailey company, is reason to jump for joy”. Atlanta Journal

Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.“ Alvin Ailey

Tour Features

Dancers as Athletes

The human body is an amazing machine and in everyday life we use merely a … Read more

An Interview With Choreographer Donald Byrd

Shards Revisited Donald Byrd is one of the most acclaimed modern dance choreographers of our … Read more

Step Family: Interview with Alvin Ailey dancers

By Kelly Apter Leaving home can bring excitement and fear in equal measure. Whether it’s … Read more