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Alvin Ailey

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Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey


        African-American choreographer who would win many awards for his Choreography as well as being a dancer. Moved to Los Angeles in the early 940s and studied dance with Catherine Dunham, Lester Horton and later with Martha Graham.

    Alvin Ailey was a very talented choreographer but suffered from depression at times, finally succumbing to AIDS on December , 989. He is most famous for his dance troupe, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater founded in 958 and teaching dance to inner city kids.

    I have seen this dance group in person and they are fantastic. Today the Alvin Ailey Dance theatre travels all around the world and even danced on "So You Think You Can Dance" which

was a big hit. There is so much written on the net about this man and his legacy I won't be able to offer much here... So if your looking for more info, try here first ... Alvin Ailey Org.

Burial place: Rose Hills Memorial Park Whittier ( Los Angeles County) CA, USA.

Birth Place

Birth Date



Rogers, Texas/5/93 - 2//989 n/a n/a

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Carmen de Lavallade Rocka My Soul...
Ballroom Judith Jameson   
Ethnologic Linda Denise Evans   
Jazz Dance      
Modern Dance      




Alvin Ailey Dance Theater ( Allen) Kennedy Center958 - Blues Suite
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( Cook) Lincoln Theater960 - Revelations
983 - Dance Magazine Wiltern Theater (Los Angeles) C# Street
       For Bird
       House Of Flowers
       La Creation du Monde
       Lark Ascending, the
       Night Creature




n/a So You Think You Can Dance $ 998 - A Life In Dance ( Dunning)
       $ 993 - Alvin Ailey( Pinkney)
       $ 995 - Revelations ( Ailey)

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