How do you audition for Alvin Ailey?

Virtual Horton Workshop

  • To register for the audition, students must submit the Audition Form by June 1 to [email protected].
  • Professional Division students who have been accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year will be required to apply for an F-1 Student visa.

Do Alvin Ailey dancers make?

At a large, international company, dancers make more. For example, a new dancer in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes at least $775 a week during rehearsal and performance periods. By his or her fourth year in the company, that wage rises to $1,026.

Is Alvin Ailey an all black company?

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has gained worldwide recognition from its origins as a small, all-Black dance theatre. It was founded in 1958 by dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1981) who wanted to create a space for Black dancers, who oftentimes were at the forefront of discrimination.

Is it hard to get into Alvin Ailey?

Admissions is fairly competitive as the The Ailey School acceptance rate is 42%. The only major offered is Dance. The Ailey School graduates 71% of its students.

What was Alvin Ailey education?

University of California, Los Angeles1948–1949
Los Angeles City CollegeSan Francisco State UniversityThomas Jefferson High School
Alvin Ailey/Education

Do you have to be black to be in Alvin Ailey?

In the company’s first years, all performers were African American, reflecting its founder’s commitment to provide a place where black dancers could avoid pervasive discrimination. However, in 1963, the troupe became racially integrated, as Ailey protested against quotas and discrimination of any kind.

Does Alvin Ailey have any siblings?

” Mr. Ailey is survived by his mother, Lula Cooper; his stepfather, Frederick W. Cooper, and his half-brother, Calvin Walls, all of Los Angeles.

How long is the Alvin Ailey show?

approximately 1-2.5 hours

Activities: Matinee performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or Ailey II. Resource Guide for Educators is available.
Grades: Pre K–12, and adults
Location: New York City Center, Lincoln Center or another venue
How long: approximately 1-2.5 hours
Individuals served: Subject to discussion