Hailed for “off-the-charts energy” (The New Yorker), the dancers of Ailey II translate their youth and energy into thrilling performances. The Ailey spirit shines as the artists perform new works and classics including Revelations.
Ailey II features 12 on-their-way-to-the-top dancers. They perform works by emerging talents fresh out of the rehearsal room. Started in 1974, the junior company embodies Alvin Ailey’s mission. He aimed to establish a community that provides performances, training and programs for all.Ailey selected veteran dancer Sylvia Waters to lead the troupe. She developed Ailey II into one of America’s most popular dance companies. In June 2012, Waters retired and named Troy Powell as the new artistic director. With Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive. He brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.