A Conversation With Shuaib Dee Elhassan

A Conversation With Shuaib Dee Elhassan

When Shuaib Dee Elhassan began his dance training at 12 years old at The Ailey School in New York City, he never imagined himself as a contemporary ballet dancer. “Ailey was all I knew—Ailey was the dream,” he says. But as he got older and was introduced...
Danica Paulos Talks About What Drew Her to Ailey

Danica Paulos Talks About What Drew Her to Ailey

When Danica Paulos left Southern California at 17 to train in New York City at The Ailey School while she finished high school, she had no idea that she’d be dancing with the professional company within four years. She completed the school’s professional...

Win It! Two Tickets to See Ailey II

Win It! Two tickets to see Ailey II April 3, 3:00 pm Ailey Citigroup Theater Win a pair of tickets to see Jamar Roberts’ choreographic debut for Ailey II, with Gêmeos, loosely based on his childhood relationship with his brother. Enter below to win two tickets!...

AileyCamp Celebrates 25 years in Kansas City

Former Ailey principal Nasha Thomas-Schmitt with Newark AileyCampers Though Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater enjoys super-star status as a company, its leaders know great dance often grows from humble beginnings. As part of the organization’s Arts in Education...

Elisa Clark: What My Teacher Taught Me

Having to learn a large chunk of new material in a short amount of time isn’t a new conundrum for dancers, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful. Elisa Clark, who has previously danced for Lar Lubovitch and Mark Morris, recently joined Ailey—just in...

Spotlight On: Finis Jhung

Seen & Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit Finis Jhung Finis Jhung teaches dancers to move using the whole body. A renowned NYC ballet teacher, Finis Jhung was the founding artistic director of Chamber Ballet USA. His students have included dancers from New York...

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