Birthplace: Rogers, TX
Alvin Ailey was a modern dancer and choreographer known for his theatrical, energetic dances that combined modern, jazz, and African dance elements. He studied dance in the 1950s with Martha Graham and Charles Weidman before forming the internationally acclaimed, multiracial Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. His dances include "Blue Swan" (1958), "Night Creature" (1975) and "Precipice" (1983).
Home page for Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater. Find touring information.
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