Ailey II Kicks Off 2016 NYC Season

By Nathan James The renowned Ailey II company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened its 42nd New York City season today, with bold,...

Alvin Ailey Announces 2016 North American Tour

By Nathan JamesThe Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has announced its upcoming North American tour for 2016, which will visit a score of cities...

Alvin Ailey’s First Independent Season To Open At Joyce Theater

  By Nathan James The Ailey II dance company, renowned around the world as part of a pre-eminent institution of choreography and dance, will begin its...

The World of Peter London

By Tammy T. Reed When you hear the words Peter London Global Dance Company you immediately visualize bodies moving in rhythmic motion with near perfect synchronization....

English National Opera’s unlikely star revealed to be US street dancer

  When the reviews for one of the year’s most keenly awaited new operas came in last weekend there was one recurring question: who was...

Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The Obama Administration has announced this year's recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, in an official statement today.

Alvin Ailey raises $40 million in current campaign

The Board of Trustees of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and Executive Director Bennett Rink today announced that more than $40 million has been raised to date to cap the tremendous legacy of retiring Chairman of the Board Joan H. Weill.

Cuban Ballet Defectors Appear in Miami, Seek US Careers

MIAMI — Six dancers who defected over the weekend from the famed National Ballet of Cuba appeared in Miami on Tuesday and said they...

Alvin Ailey dance troupe embraces its new image

For some reaching the 50-year milestone means putting the agenda on cruise control, resting on one’s laurels and preparing for entrance into the fall and winter seasons of life. But for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, under the leadership of third-year Artistic Director Robert Battle, five-plus decades of dance means pushing the button and expanding a highly-celebrated repertoire.

A Rhythmic Force: Meet Dancer & Choreographer Fernando Anuang’a

Fernando Anuang'a is part of a new generation of Kenyan contemporary choreographers evolving international interest in African dance and culture. During the course of his 20 year dance career, Anuang’a, a Maasai dancer from Kenya has created some of the most progressive, influential and powerful African choreography.