Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, February 3, 2020

Black History Month Celebration - Alvin Ailey

Phenomenal dancer and choreographer, Alvin Ailey was born January 5, 1931 in Rogers, Texas. In 1943, Alvin Ailey and his mother moved to Los Angeles, where he nurtured his interest in dance. He became a member of Lester Horton's company in 1950, and when his mentor died in 1953, Ailey was chosen to take over as director and choreographer.
After training in New York City with Martha Graham and others, he founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958, which was a hugely popular, multi-racial modern dance ensemble. The company popularized modern dance around the world with some of the most recognizable choreography throughout history. 

With a dance troupe that is still popular today and that stills frequently sells out venues when traveling, the Alvin Ailey dance troupe is as relevent today as it was when it was founded which means the legacy of Ailey will live on forever.

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