Created in 1958, Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre has performed around the world & been recognized as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World” by U. S. resolution. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II is comprised of the most promising scholarship students of The Ailey School. Many Ailey II members go on to pursue successful careers as dancers, teachers, & choreographers. Local dance fans will have two chances to see members of Ailey II perform at Towson University’s Stephens Hall Theatre this weekend. Earlier this week, I spoke with Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Assistant Professor of Dance at Towson University, about the company & their upcoming performances.
Alvin Ailey, ballet, dance, Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University