Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

Birthday1931-01-05
AgeHe is 86 years old
Birth Sign
EthnicityAfrican American
GenderMale
His Profession
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Who is Alvin Ailey?
Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. His company gained the nickname "Cultural Ambassador to the World" because of its extensive international touring. Ailey's choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. In 1977, Ailey was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, just one year before his death. In 2014, President Barack Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • San Francisco State University
Receives Awards
  • Kennedy Center Honors - 11th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada - Choreography
Alvin Ailey's Books
  • Revelations
Alvin Ailey's Albums
  • Revelations
Alvin Ailey's Tracks
  • I Been 'Buked
  • Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
  • Fix Me, Jesus
  • Processional
  • Honor, Honor
  • I Wanna Be Ready
  • Wade in the Water
  • Sinner Man
  • The Day Is Past and Gone
  • You May Run On
Films
  • Dance Soloist Carmen Jones