Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. The choreographic masterpiece 'Revelations' is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. Alvin Ailey received the Kennedy Center Honors in
Alvin Ailey, African American choreographer and activist, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC. Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African American participation
Judith Jamison & Mikhail Baryshnikov dance together during a 1976 press conference to announce the premiere of “Pas de Duke,” a duet choreographed for them by Alvin Ailey set to the music of Duke Ellington.