Tag: ailey ii

Hear From Francesca Harper, Artistic Director of Ailey II, at the 2022 Dance Teacher Awards!

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Francesca Harper, the artistic director of Ailey II, at the 2022 Dance Teacher Awards! In this intimate hour-long conversation, Harper talks about the legacy that shaped her as a young artist while her mother and mentor, Denise Jefferson, was director at The Ailey School—and shares how she has […]

Ailey II Makes NYU Skirball Center Debut

Ailey II will make its NYU Skirball Center debut March 29–April 2. The program will include two programs of premieres and returning favorites from established and up-and-coming choreographers, including Leila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Jamar Roberts and former Ailey dancer Marcus […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Jamar Roberts

When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jamar Roberts was in high school, he learned to pick up choreography quickly from his teacher Angel Fraser-Logan at the Dance Empire of Miami. “Being in class with her made me a really observant dancer. She had a definitive style. Everything was extremely dynamic and expressive. Her class had […]