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