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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms.

Looking to get more involved? Connect with the best and brightest of New York City’s next generation of cultural philanthropists when you join Ailey’s Young Patrons Circle, a dynamic group of supporters ages 21-39. Young Patrons enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and exclusive benefits, including complimentary tickets for a performance & reception at New York City Center, a private masterclass, and a discount on tickets to The Ailey Spirit Gala.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

IVY members receive a free class pass to The Ailey Extension when joining as an Individual members and two class passes for joining as Plus One or Platinum members!