Alvin Ailey (1931 - 1989) started the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a performance in 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Since then, the company has gone on to perform for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states and 71 countries on 6 continents.
Mr. Ailey created his dances from his experiences growing up in Rogers, Texas. I love, love Alvin Ailey productions and my favorite ballet by far is Revelations. Check out the video below to learn more and click here to see when the Alvin Ailey Company or Ailey II is in a city near you.
Thank you for your contributions, your shoulders we stand on.