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Members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Dario Calmese.


The next presentation in Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s International Dance Series will be Mark Morris Dance Group: The Look of Love June 28-29 in the James K Polk Theater.

The acclaimed modern dance troupe returns to Nashville to celebrate the music of composer Burt Bacharach, following the success of the company’s Beatles tribute, Pepperland

Who Is Mark Morris? Born in 1956 in Seattle, Morris was taught music by his father, and introduced to dance by his mother. They raised Mark in an ethnically diverse neighborhood where he picked up influences that would be reflected in the rest of his career. He joined the Koleda Folk Ensemble when still a child, choreographing his first modern dance at age 14, and his first ballet at age 15. He relocated to New York at age 19 and danced for choreographers Lar Lubovitch, Eliot Feld and others before launching his own company, Mark Morris Dance Group,

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A scene from The Look of Love. Photo by Molly Bartels.

Alvin Ailey, Founder

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita

Matthew Rushing, Interim Artistic Director

Jeroboam Bozeman

Khalia Campbell

Patrick Coker

Shawn Cusseaux

Sarah Daley-Perdomo

Caroline T. Dartey

Isaiah Day

Coral Dolphin

Solomon Dumas

Samantha Figgins

James Gilmer


Vernard J. Gilmore

Ashley Kaylynn Green

Jacquelin Harris

Michael Jackson, Jr.

Yazzmeen Laidler

Yannick Lebrun

Xavier Mack

Renaldo Maurice

Ashley Mayeux

Corrin Rachelle Mitchell

Chalvar Monteiro

Kali Marie Oliver

Ronni Favors, Rehearsal Director

Alisha Rena Peek

Jessica Amber Pinkett

Miranda Quinn

Hannah Alissa Richardson

Deidre Rogan

Constance Stamatiou

Christopher Taylor

Jermaine Terry

De’Anthony Vaughan

Isabel Wallace-Green

Christopher R. Wilson

Clifton Brown, Assistant Rehearsal Director

Kanji Segawa, Assistant Rehearsal Director

Bennett Rink, Executive Director

The 2024 National Tour is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major funding of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is also provided by AARP, Anonymous, American Express, Bloomberg Philanthropies, BNY Mellon, Diageo North America, Ford Foundation, Fund II Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Kendeda Fund, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York City Center, Prudential, The Shubert Foundation, Southern Company, and Verizon Communications.

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in 1980 at age 24. He has worked with his company, and others, for the rest of his professional life, creating more than 150 works for the troupe, plus conducting orchestras, directing opera and choreographing for ballet companies worldwide. Morris made his Broadway debut as a choreographer and director in 1998 with Paul Simon’s The Capeman. Morris has been honored with 11 honorary doctorates, and a multitude of awards, including the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society, the Benjamin Franklin Laureate Prize for Creativity, the Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Gift of Music Award and the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. In 2015, Morris was inducted into the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Is Morris Still Involved with the Company? Morris still choreographs or co-choreographs the dances performed by his company.

What Is Special About the Mark Morris Company? The ethnically diverse company specializes in modern dance, but often rethinks dances set to classical music. Among the troupe’s best-known pieces is The Hard Nut, a completely original ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s 1892 The Nutcracker. Its design is inspired by the work of comic artist Charles Burns.

What Will Be Performed Here in Nashville? Morris has teamed with previous collaborator Ethan Iverson for this wistful and heartfelt homage to the charttopping songs of Burt Bacharach (“Alfie,” “What the World Needs Now,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “The Look of Love,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and more). Bacharach is known for crafting soaring melodies embedded in unique orchestrations influenced by jazz, rock, and Brazilian music—his longtime lyricist Hal David providing unsentimental, often bittersweet lyrics. The two of them collaborated on the score for the Broadway musical Promises Promises. This showpiece features original choreography by Morris and new musical arrangements by Iverson, performed live by an ensemble of piano, trumpet, bass and percussion, with vocals by singer, actress, and Broadway star Marcy Harriell. The show also features lighting design by Nicole Pearce and costume design by Isaac Mizrahi.

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A scene from The Look of Love. Photo courtesy Mark Morris Dance Group.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2024 at 7:30PM

CENTURY (2023)

Choreography by Amy Hall Garner

Rehearsal Associate Natrea Blake

Music by Various Artists

Costumes by Susan Roemer

Lighting and Scenic Design by Nicole Pearce

CENTURY is a gift through movement and music celebrating the life, resilience, and joy of my grandfather, Henry Spooner, on the eve of his 100th birthday.

Caroline T. Dartey, Christopher Taylor, Isabel Wallace-Green, Alisha Rena Peek, Xavier Mack, Deidre Rogan, Patrick Coker, Hannah Alissa Richardson, Michael Jackson, Jr.

The world premiere of CENTURY is made possible with support from Maury & Joseph Bohan, The Ellen Jewett & Richard L. Kaufman Endowment Fund, and the Pamela D. Zilly and John H. Schaefer Endowment Fund.

Amy Hall Garner is an internationally known choreographer based in New York City creating works in the ballet, modern, and theatrical genres. She is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Her work has been commissioned by New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Miami City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BalletX, Ailey II, ABT Studio Company, Collage Dance Collective, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, and The Juilliard School, among others. She created a new children’s ballet titled Rita Finds Home for The Joffrey Ballet and reimagined Baltimore School for the Arts’ new production of The Nutcracker. Garner is the resident choreographer at Carolina Ballet. She coached Grammy Award winner Beyoncé, providing additional choreography for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Her theatrical choreography credits include The Color Purple (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Choir Boy (Yale Repertory Theatre), and Dreamgirls (Paramount Theatre). Awards and fellowships include participating in Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab supported by the Ford Foundation, receiving the Joffrey Ballet’s Winning Works Award, a Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship through the Center for Ballet and the Arts–National Sawdust Partnership, and a Hearst Choreographer in Residence at Princeton University. Garner is an adjunct professor at New York University’s New School on Broadway at Tisch School of the Arts.

“Basie Land” performed by Count Basie, courtesy of Sierra Music Publications, Inc. “Alexander's Ragtime Band (Live)” performed by Ray Charles and composed by Irving Berlin. “Why Your Feet Hurt” by Rebirth Brass Band, courtesy of Brass Basin Street Records. “Snowball” by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, courtesy of BMG Rights Management. “Total Praise” performed by Cyrus Chestnut and written by Richard Smallwood, courtesy of Capitol CMG Licensing. “Virgin Jungle” performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner. “This Could be the Start of Something Big” performed by Count Basie and written by Steve Allen, courtesy of Meadowlane Music, Inc.


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Choreography by Kyle Abraham

Music: Various Artists

Rehearsal Associate Stephanie Teraski Costumes by Karen Young Lighting by Dan Scully

Caroline T. Dartey, Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins, James Gilmer, Ashley Kaylynn Green, Michael Jackson, Jr., Xavier Mack, Ashley Mayeux, Corrin Rachelle Mitchell, Chalvar Monteiro, Miranda Quinn, Deidre Rogan

The creation of Are You in Your Feelings? was supported by commissioning funds from New York City Center.

Are You in Your Feelings? was made possible with major support from Michele & Timothy Barakett, Melinda & Paul Pressler, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn & Nicolas S. Rohatyn New Works Endowment Fund, and The Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer Endowment Fund.

Additional support was provided by an Anonymous supporter, The Fred Eychaner New Works Endowment Fund, and The Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey—Sara and Bill Morgan New Works Endowment Fund.

Kyle Abraham and his choreography have been featured in Document Journal, Ebony, Kinfolk, O Magazine, Vogue, and Vogue UK, amongst other publications. Abraham is the proud recipient of a Princess Grace Statue Award (2018), Doris Duke Award (2016), and MacArthur Fellowship (2013). He currently serves as the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professor in Dance at The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Abraham also sits on the advisory board for Dance Magazine and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the inaugural Black Genius Brain Trust, and the inaugural cohort of the Dorchester Industries Experimental Design Lab, a partnership between the Prada Group, Theaster Gates Studio, Dorchester Industries, and Rebuild Foundation. His company, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, is widely considered “one of the most consistently excellent troupes working today” (The New York Times). Led by Abraham’s innovative vision, the work of A.I.M is galvanized by Black culture and history and grounded in a conglomeration of unique perspectives. Abraham has been commissioned by dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The National Ballet of Cuba, New York City Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. Abraham has also choreographed for many of the leading dancers of our time, including Misty Copeland, Calvin Royal III, and Wendy Whelan. For more information, visit

“I Love You” is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. “I Only Have Eyes for You” performed by The Flamingos, courtesy of Warner Chappell. “A Breaux’s Tale” and “Roster” performed by Jazmine Sullivan, courtesy of Warner Chappell and Kobalt Music Publishing. “Forgive Them Father” performed by Lauryn Hill, courtesy of Sony Music Publishing. “That’s How You Feel” performed by Drake, courtesy of Sony Music Publishing. “I’ll Call U Back” Performed by Erykah Badu, courtesy of Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing. “Woman to Woman” performed by Shirley Brown, courtesy of Universal Music Publishing. “Symptom Unknown” performed by Maxwell, courtesy of Sony Music Publishing. “Session 32” performed by Summer Walker, courtesy of Warner Chappell. “LOVE. ft. Zacari.” performed by Kendrick Lamar, courtesy of Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell, Kobalt Music Publishing, and Universal Music Publishing. “While We’re Young” performed by Jhené Aiko, courtesy of Universal Music Publishing.

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Choreography by Alvin Ailey

Music by Traditional Décor and Costumes by Ves Harper

Costumes for “Rocka My Soul” redesigned by Barbara Forbes Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch


I Been ’Buked The Company

Music arranged by Hall Johnson*

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel Christopher Taylor, Music arranged by James Miller+ Jessica Amber Pinkett, Ashley Mayeux

Fix Me, Jesus .Khalia Campbell, Yannick Lebrun

Music arranged by Hall Johnson*


Processional/Honor, Honor ..................................... Shawn Cusseaux, Miranda Quinn, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts James Gilmer, De’Anthony Vaughan

Wade in the Water ................................................ Samantha Figgins, Solomon Dumas, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts Corrin Rachelle Mitchell

“Wade in the Water” sequence by Ella Jenkins

“A Man Went Down to the River” is an original composition by Ella Jenkins

I Wanna Be Ready .................................................................................... Vernard J. Gilmore

Music arranged by James Miller+


Sinner Man James Gilmer, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Robert Isaiah Day, Xavier Mack

The Day Is Past and Gone The Company

Music arranged by Howard A. Roberts and Brother John Sellers

You May Run On The Company

Music arranged by Howard A. Roberts and Brother John Sellers

Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham .............................................. The Company

Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts

* Used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.

+ Used by special arrangement with Galaxy Music Corp., New York City.

All performances of Revelations are permanently endowed by a generous gift from Donald L. Jonas in celebration of the birthday of his wife, Barbara, and her deep commitment to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024 at 7:30PM and

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2024 at 2PM


Choreography by Alvin Ailey

All ballets in “Ailey Classics” have been restaged by Masazumi Chaya except where noted.

Excerpt from MEMORIA (1979)

Music by Keith Jarrett

Costumes by A. Christina Giannini

Lighting by Chenault Spence

Isabel Wallace-Green, James Gilmer, Michael Jackson, Jr., Samantha Figgins, Caroline T. Dartey, Ashley Kaylynn Green, Chalvar Monteiro, Jeroboam Bozeman, Solomon Dumas

“Runes” (Keith Jarrett – Cavelight Music)

Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Haden, Members of the RSO Stuttgart, Mladen Gutesha

℗ 1976

ECM Records GmbH

Used by arrangement with ECM Records

Excerpts from NIGHT CREATURE (1974)

Music by Duke Ellington

Costumes by Jane Greenwood

Costumes recreated by Barbara Forbes

Lighting by Chenault Spence

Movement II

Constance Stamatiou, Jermaine Terry & The Company

Movement III

Constance Stamatiou, Solomon Dumas, Hannah Alissa Richardson, Isaiah Day, Jessica Amber Pinkett, Patrick Coker, Caroline T. Dartey, Christopher Taylor, Coral Dolphin, Shawn Cusseaux, Deidre Rogan, Xavier Mack, Kali Marie Oliver, De’Anthony Vaughan

“Night Creature” used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

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MAY 30 - JUNE 1


“One of the most exciting choreographers of her’s next big thing”

— The Guardian



Excerpt from PAS DE DUKE (1976)

Music by Duke Ellington

Costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian

Lighting by Chenault Spence

Samantha Figgins, James Gilmer

“Such Sweet Thunder” used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

Excerpt from MASEKELA LANGAGE (1969)

Music by Hugh Masekela

Scenic Design by William Hammond

Costumes by A. Christina Giannini

Lighting by Chenault Spence Morolo

Constance Stamatiou, Isaiah Day, De’Anthony Vaughan, Xavier Mack

“Morolo” composed by Hugh Masekela.

Excerpt from OPUS McSHANN (1988)

Music composed by Jay McShann and Walter Brown

Performed by Jay McShann

Sets and costumes by Randy Barcelo

Lighting by Timothy Hunter

Doo Wah Doo

Chalvar Monteiro, Jermaine Terry

Excerpt from LOVE SONGS (1972)

“A Song for You,” music and lyrics by Leon Russell

Sung by Donny Hathaway

Costume by Ursula Reed

Lighting by Shirley Prendergast

Vernard J. Gilmore

“A Song for You,” used by arrangement with Universal Music Corp.

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Excerpt from FOR ‘BIRD’ – WITH LOVE (1984)

“A Night In Tunisia” music by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli

Set and costume design by Randy Barcelo

Lighting by Timothy Hunter

ALTO SAX: Jermaine Terry

TRUMPET: Chalvar Monteiro

PIANO: Isaiah Day

BASS: Patrick Coker

DRUM: Xavier Mack

TENOR SAX: Christopher Taylor

WOMEN CLOSE TO HIM: Constance Stamatiou, Deidre Rogan, Ashley Kaylynn Green, Alisha Rena Peek

SHOWGIRLS: Isabel Wallace-Green, Caroline T. Dartey

CLUB MANAGER: Jeroboam Bozeman

“A Night In Tunisia” performed by Charlie Parker and John (Dizzy) Gillespie, composed by ColeridgeTaylor Perkinson.


Restaged by Judith Jamison

Music by Duke Ellington (“Reflections in D”)

Costume recreated by Jon Taylor

Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch

Samantha Figgins

“Reflections In D” by Duke Ellington. Used by Permission of Sony/ATV Harmony, TEMPO MUSIC INC. All rights reserved.

Excerpt from FOR ‘BIRD’ – WITH LOVE (1984)

“Bird Lives” music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Set and costume design by Randy Barcelo

Lighting by Timothy Hunter

Jermaine Terry, Jeroboam Bozeman, Xavier Mack, Patrick Coker, Isaiah Day, Christopher Taylor, Jessica Amber Pinkett, Deidre Rogan, Kali Marie Oliver, Ashley Kaylynn Green

Original music composed, assembled, and conducted by Coleridge Taylor Perkinson.


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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024 at 7:30PM


Choreography by Alvin Ailey

Music by Traditional Décor and Costumes by Ves Harper

Costumes for “Rocka My Soul” redesigned by Barbara Forbes

Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch


I Been ’Buked ...................................................................................................... The Company

Music arranged by Hall Johnson*

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel ....................................... Patrick Coker, Miranda Quinn, Music arranged by James Miller+ Hannah Alissa Richardson

Fix Me, Jesus Caroline T. Dartey, Michael Jackson, Jr.

Music arranged by Hall Johnson*


Processional/Honor, Honor Shawn Cusseaux, Deidre Rogan, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts Isaiah Day, De'Anthony Vaughan

Wade in the Water

Ashley Kaylynn Green, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts Jermaine Terry, Khalia Campbell

“Wade in the Water” sequence by Ella Jenkins

“A Man Went Down to the River” is an original composition by Ella Jenkins

I Wanna Be Ready

Music arranged by James Miller+


Christopher R. Wilson

Sinner Man ................................................................................................................... Isaiah Day, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Robert James Gilmer, Xavier Mack

The Day Is Past and Gone .............................................................................. The Company

Music arranged by Howard A. Roberts and Brother John Sellers

You May Run On The Company

Music arranged by Howard A. Roberts and Brother John Sellers

Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham The Company

Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts

* Used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.

+ Used by special arrangement with Galaxy Music Corp., New York City.

All performances of Revelations are permanently endowed by a generous gift from Donald L. Jonas in celebration of the birthday of his wife, Barbara, and her deep commitment to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2024 at 2PM


Choreography by Alvin Ailey

Music by Traditional Décor and Costumes by Ves Harper

Costumes for “Rocka My Soul” redesigned by Barbara Forbes Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch


I Been ’Buked ......................................................................................................The Company

Music arranged by Hall Johnson*

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel

Xavier Mack, Coral Dolphin, Music arranged by James Miller+ Kali Marie Oliver

Fix Me, Jesus

Music arranged by Hall Johnson*

Ashley Mayeux, Jeroboam Bozeman


Processional/Honor, Honor Patrick Coker, Ashley Kaylynn Green, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts

James Gilmer, Isaiah Day

Wade in the Water .................................................................................... Alisha Rena Peek, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts Christopher Taylor, Khalia Campbell

“Wade in the Water” sequence by Ella Jenkins

“A Man Went Down to the River” is an original composition by Ella Jenkins

I Wanna Be Ready ....................................................................................... Chalvar Monteiro

Music arranged by James Miller+


Sinner Man ..................................................................... Isaiah Day, De'Anthony Vaughan, Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Robert Shawn Cusseaux

The Day Is Past and Gone

Music arranged by Howard A. Roberts and Brother John Sellers

The Company

You May Run On The Company

Music arranged by Howard A. Roberts and Brother John Sellers

Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham

Music adapted and arranged by Howard A. Roberts

The Company

* Used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.

+ Used by special arrangement with Galaxy Music Corp., New York City.

All performances of Revelations are permanently endowed by a generous gift from Donald L. Jonas in celebration of the birthday of his wife, Barbara, and her deep commitment to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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When Alvin Ailey and a small group of African American dancers took the stage on March 30, 1958, at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, the engagement was for one night only, but it turned out to be the start of a new era in the arts. Mr. Ailey envisioned a company dedicated to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience. He became one of the trailblazers of modern dance, and the work of his Company grew to encompass education, community outreach, and cultural diplomacy. To date, the 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, film, and online. More than 270 works by over 100 choreographers have been part of the Ailey repertory. In 2008, a U.S. Congressional resolution designated the Company as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world.”

Before his untimely death in 1989, Mr. Ailey named Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years, she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison, in turn, personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gratefully acknowledges

The Joan & Sandy Weill Global Ambassador Fund, which provides vital support for Ailey’s national and international tours.


Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931, in Rogers, Texas. His experiences of life in the rural South would later inspire some of his most memorable works. He was introduced to dance in Los Angeles by performances of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, and his formal dance training began with an introduction to Lester Horton’s classes by his friend Carmen de Lavallade. Horton, the founder of one of the first racially integrated dance companies in the United States, became a mentor for Mr. Ailey as he embarked on his professional career. After Horton’s death in 1953, Mr. Ailey became director of the Lester Horton Dance Theater and began to choreograph his own works. In the 1950s and 60s Mr. Ailey performed in four Broadway shows, including House of Flowers and Jamaica. In 1958, he founded Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He established the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (now The Ailey School) in 1969 and formed the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (now Ailey II) in 1974. Mr. Ailey was a

pioneer of programs promoting arts in education, particularly those benefiting underserved communities. Throughout his lifetime he was awarded numerous distinctions, including the Kennedy Center Honor in 1988 in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to American culture. In 2014, he posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in recognition of his contributions and commitment to civil rights and dance in America. When Mr. Ailey died on December 1, 1989, The New York Times said of him, “you didn’t need to have known [him] personally to have been touched by his humanity, enthusiasm, and exuberance and his courageous stand for multi-racial brotherhood.”


Matthew Rushing was born in Los Angeles, California. He began his dance training with Kashmir Blake in Inglewood, California, and continued his training at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He is the recipient of a Spotlight Award and a Dance Magazine Award and was

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named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He was a scholarship student at The Ailey School and later became a member of Ailey II. During his career Mr. Rushing has performed as a guest artist for galas in Vail, Colorado, as well as in Austria, Canada, France, Italy, and Russia. He has performed for Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as at the 2010 White House Dance Series.

During his time with the Company, he has choreographed four ballets: Acceptance In Surrender (2005), a collaboration with Hope Boykin and Abdur-Rahim Jackson; Uptown (2009), a tribute to the Harlem Renaissance; ODETTA (2014), a celebration of “the queen of American folk music”; and Testament (2020), a tribute to Alvin Ailey’s Revelations created in collaboration with Clifton Brown and Yusha-Marie Sorzano. In 2012 he created Moan, which was set on PHILADANCO! and premiered at The Joyce Theater. Mr. Rushing joined the Company in 1992, became Rehearsal Director in 2010, and Associate Artistic Director in January 2020.


Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the following 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tourde-force solo Cry. During the 1970s and 80s she appeared as a guest artist with ballet companies all over the world, starred in the hit Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies, and formed her own company, The Jamison Project. She returned to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1989 when Mr. Ailey asked her to succeed him as Artistic Director. In the 21 years that followed, she brought the Company to unprecedented heights—including two historic engagements in South Africa and a 50-city global tour to celebrate the Company’s 50th anniversary. Ms. Jamison is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them a

primetime Emmy Award, an American Choreography Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, a National Medal of Arts, a Bessie Award, the Phoenix Award, and the Handel Medallion. She was also listed in “The TIME 100: The World’s Most Influential People” and honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the first White House Dance Series event. In 2015, she became the 50th inductee into the Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance. In 2016, she received the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards. As a highly regarded choreographer, Ms. Jamison has created many celebrated works, including Divining (1984), Forgotten Time (1989), Hymn (1993), HERE... NOW. (commissioned for the 2002 Cultural Olympiad), Love Stories (with additional choreography by Robert Battle and Rennie Harris, 2004), and Among Us (Private Spaces: Public Places) (2009). Ms. Jamison’s autobiography, Dancing Spirit, was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and published in 1993. In 2004, under Ms. Jamison’s artistic directorship, her idea of a permanent home for the Ailey company was realized and named after beloved chairman emerita Joan Weill. Ms. Jamison continues to dedicate herself to asserting the prominence of the arts in our culture, and she remains committed to promoting the significance of the Ailey legacy—using dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present, and fearlessly reaching into the future.


Ronni Favors began dancing as a child in Iowa City, Iowa. After studying at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, as recipient of the Camp Scholarship, she continued her training at The Ailey School as a Fellowship student. Ms. Favors was a member of Ailey II, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and has received the Min-On Art Award. Ms. Favors was the

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ballet instructor at the 1989 inaugural session of AileyCamp in Kansas City and served as Artistic Director of the Camp. She is the Founding Director of Children’s Aid AileyCamp New York and provided guidance in the national implementation of the AileyCamp program. In 1997, Ms. Favors was named Assistant Rehearsal Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and was its Rehearsal Director from 1999 to 2010. She worked with local dance students who performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as in Seattle, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, and most recently, Edinburgh, Scotland. She set Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature on TU Dance and Oregon Ballet Theatre. Ms. Favors rejoined the Company as Rehearsal Director in 2019.


Clifton Brown, from Goodyear, Arizona, began his dance training at Take 5 Dance Academy and continued in the first class of the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance program. Mr. Brown began his professional career when he joined the Ailey company in 1999 and served as choreographic assistant to Judith Jamison. He has also danced with Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and was a founding member and rehearsal director for Jessica Lang Dance. He was nominated in the U.K. for a Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer and received a Black Theater Arts Award as well as a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award. As a guest artist Mr. Brown has performed with Miami City Ballet, Rome Opera Ballet, Nevada Ballet, and Parsons Dance. He has set the work of Alvin Ailey, Earl Mosley, and Jessica Lang on various companies around the world. Television appearances as a guest artist include So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars He has had the privilege of performing at the White House for President Obama. Mr. Brown became Assistant Rehearsal Director in 2019.


Kanji Segawa, from Kanagawa, Japan, began his dance training with his mother Erika Akoh, studying ballet with Kan Horiuchi and Ju Horiuchi in Tokyo. In 1997 Mr. Segawa came to the U.S. under the Japanese Government Artist Fellowship to train at The Ailey School. He was a member of Ailey II from 2000 to 2002 and Battleworks from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Segawa worked extensively with Mark Morris from 2004 to 2011, appearing with Mark Morris Dance Group and as a principal dancer in John Adams’ Nixon in China at The Metropolitan Opera. He is a master teacher and choreographs for companies and educational institutions. His work Future premiered during Ailey’s 2021 Virtual Spirit Gala. Since 1999 Mr. Segawa has been Creative Associate for Jessica Lang, assisting her creations for companies including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Washington Ballet, and The National Ballet of Japan. Mr. Segawa danced with the Company from 2011 to 2023.


Bennett Rink became Executive Director in 2013. Mr. Rink first joined Ailey as Manager of Special Events in 1994, became Development Director in 1998, and then worked as Senior Director of Development and External Affairs from 2007 to 2012. In his tenure overseeing Ailey’s development and fundraising efforts, Mr. Rink led a $75 million capital campaign supporting Ailey’s first permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, which opened in 2005 and attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year. When the Company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008, Mr. Rink supervised an 18-month celebration, including events, promotions, collaborations, and special performances, bringing public awareness of the Ailey organization to new heights. Mr. Rink also oversaw The Next Step Campaign, which grew

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the organization’s endowment to $50 million. During his tenure as Executive Director, the Company has deepened its presence in New York City by establishing an annual spring season to complement its New York City Center winter season, while also extending its role as America’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World” with tours to Africa, Europe, and South America. In order to reach audiences beyond live performances, the Company has broadened its commitment to creating film and digital content, including Ailey All Access, an online streaming series featuring fulllength works from the repertory, Ailey Extension classes, and other specially created content. Mr. Rink has extended the reach and impact of Ailey’s educational offerings as well, including the creation of new curricula and programs that reach across generations, from elementary school children to senior citizens. To meet the growing demand for its educational offerings, Ailey unveiled the Elaine Wynn and Family Education Wing in 2017, providing much-needed additional studios and classroom space. The building now comprises 87,000 square feet and is the largest destination for dance in New York City. Mr. Rink is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a BFA in theater.


JEROBOAM BOZEMAN (Brooklyn, NY) began his training under Ruth Sistaire at the Ronald Edmonds Learning Center. He was granted full scholarships at the Joffrey Ballet School and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mr. Bozeman is a gold-medalist of the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in Dance. He performed in the Broadway musical Aida (international tour in China), and with PHILADANCO!, Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater, and Ailey II. Mr. Bozeman was a guest artist with The Royal Ballet and was nominated as one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2018. He was featured in Bud Light’s NFL 100th commercial

and Pyer Moss’s 2021 “Wat U Iz,” fashion show. Mr. Bozeman was a special performer in Disney’s live action The Little Mermaid. He stars in the independent film Once Again (for the very first time) by Director Boaz Yakin. He has appeared in Vanity Fair, Neiman Marcus, Double Magazine, Seattle Met, and The New York Times. Mr. Bozeman joined the Company in 2013.

KHALIA CAMPBELL (Bronx, NY) is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She began her formal dance training at Uptown Dance Academy. Ms. Campbell also studied at Dance Theatre of Harlem and as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. In 2012 she performed in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway musical Aida (international tour in Taiwan). She has performed with Kymera Dance, Dance Iquail, and in the 40th anniversary of The Wiz at SummerStage. Ms. Campbell also danced as a guest artist with Richard Siegal’s Ballet of Difference in Munich, Germany. She was recognized in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2020 and is a 2021 dance fellowship recipient from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. Ms. Campbell was also featured in a segment of Katie Couric’s Thank You Notes alongside Judith Jamison. She was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2018.

PATRICK COKER (Chester, VA) was awarded the American Ballet Theatre’s National Trainee Scholarship from 2008 to 2010. In May 2014, Coker graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance, where he apprenticed with Ailey II in his final year. After graduation, he spent a year dancing for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and then went on to join Jessica Lang Dance for three seasons. He has also performed with The Mark Morris Dance Group in The Hard Nut and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, HopeBoykinDance and LA-based BODYTRAFFIC. Mr. Coker joined the Company in 2019. Instagram: @pcoke

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SHAWN CUSSEAUX (St. Petersburg, FL) began his training at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School where he trained in ballet, modern, and jazz. In 2020, Shawn received his BFA in Modern Dance at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA under the direction of Garfield Lemonius. After graduation he joined BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, where he spent three seasons. During that time, he had the privilege of dancing at the Vail International Dance Festival and Ballet Sun Valley. Shawn has performed work by Jae Man Joo, José Limón, Edwaard Liang, Camille A. Brown, Matthew Nenan, Jamar Roberts, Dwight Rhoden, Hope Boykin, Amy Hall Garner, Jennifer Archibald, and Nicolo Fonte. Mr. Cusseaux joined the Company in 2023.

SARAH DALEY-PERDOMO (South Elgin, IL) began her training at the Faubourg School of Ballet in Illinois under the direction of Watmora Casey and Tatyana Mazur. She is a 2009 graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance and trained at institutions such as the Kirov Academy, National Ballet School of Canada, The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and intensives at Ballet Camp Illinois and Ballet Adriatico in Italy. Mrs. DaleyPerdomo was honored to be highlighted in Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” feature in 2014, and to perform in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma for the filming of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. She is a recipient of a Youth America Grand Prix Award and an ARTS Foundation Award. She was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2011.

CAROLINE T. DARTEY (Geneva, Switzerland) trained in rhythmic gymnastics in her hometown at the age of five, eventually rising to national and international levels and becoming the Swiss champion in her category from 2009 to 2011. She later began dancing at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre of Geneva. Ms. Dartey also trained at The Ailey School as a scholarship student

and performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2017 New York City Center season. She was a member of Ailey II from 2018 to 2020 and has performed works choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Troy Powell, Robert Battle, Amy Hall Garner, Kirven DouthitBoyd, Andrea Miller, Alia Kache, and Yannick Lebrun. Ms. Dartey joined the Company in 2021. Instagram: @caroline_dartey

ISAIAH DAY (Chicago, IL) began his dance training in Yielded Vessel Dance Ministry at New Life Covenant Southeast. He also studied at Hubbard Street Youth Dance Center and The Chicago Academy for the Arts. He is currently a fourth-year student at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Alicia Graf Mack, and will graduate in 2024. Mr. Day has performed works by Jamar Roberts, Tiler Peck, Justin Peck, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Rena Butler, and Ohad Naharin while at The Juilliard School. In 2019, he was named a YoungArts winner in Modern/ Contemporary dance. Mr. Day joined the Company in 2023.

CORAL DOLPHIN (Los Angeles, CA) studied modern, West African, Flamenco, ballet, hip hop, tap, aerial silk, salsa, and acting under the mentorship of Debbie Allen. Ms. Dolphin began her professional career in NY as a founding member of Ballet Hispanico Dos. She later spent four years with Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE. She has worked with artists Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Cardi B, and more. In 2019, she performed the Dream Ballet solo in the Broadway musical Oklahoma! She has choreographed for Miguel, Lauren Jauregui, Kali Uchis, and Lenny Kravitz, and for international brands such as Citibank and i-D. In 2020, Ms. Dolphin made her directorial debut with a short film in collaboration with acclaimed composer Raven Bush. She seeks to amplify universal truths, in hopes that her art ignites the remembrance of the internal freedom of greater consciousness that awaits us all. But first, LOVE. Ms. Dolphin joined the Company in 2023.

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SOLOMON DUMAS (Chicago, IL) (he, him, his) was introduced to dance through AileyCamp. He later began his formal training at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and the Russell Talbert Dance Studio, where he received his most influential training. Mr. Dumas studied at New World School of the Arts and was a fellowship Level 1 student at The Ailey School. He has performed with companies including Garth Fagan Dance; Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE, A Dance Company; and Labyrinth Dance Theater and was a member of Ailey II. Mr. Dumas joined the Company in 2016.

SAMANTHA FIGGINS (Washington, D.C.) began dancing at Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the tutelage of Charles Auggins and Sandra Fortune-Greene and attended summer intensives at Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of Arthur Mitchell. She continued her education at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. There, she performed works by George Balanchine, Bill T. Jones, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. Upon graduating cum laude, Ms. Figgins became a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, performing works by Dwight Rhoden, Jae Man Joo, and Camille A. Brown. She also performed at the 2014 DanceOpen Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Figgins was featured both on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and in Pointe magazine’s “10 Careers to Watch” in 2013. She has worked with Beyoncé and can be seen in the film Enemy Within alongside Tiler Peck and Matthew Rushing. Ms. Figgins joined the Company in 2014.

JAMES GILMER (Pittsburgh, PA) trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School. After graduating, he performed with Texture Contemporary Ballet and joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2011. While dancing with the Cincinnati Ballet for six seasons, Mr. Gilmer was promoted to Soloist in 2015 and performed works by Victoria Morgan, Amy Seiwert, Septime Webre, Ohad Naharin, Val Caniparoli, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa,

Edwaard Liang, Jennifer Archibald, and George Balanchine, to name a few. Mr. Gilmer was also a member of Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, performing during the summer seasons since 2013, and ODC/dance, performing works by Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kate Weare. Mr. Gilmer more recently performed in New York City Center’s celebrations of Twyla Tharp in 2021 and 2022 as well as Fall for Dance, featured in choreography by Jamar Roberts. Mr. Gilmer joined the Company in 2019. Instagram: @james.agilmer

VERNARD J. GILMORE (Chicago, IL) began his training at Curie Performing and Creative Arts High School in Chicago under Diane Holda. He later studied at the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater with Harriet Ross, Marquita Levy, and Emily Stein. He received first place in the all-city NAACP ACT-SO competition in 1993. He attended Barat College under scholarship and tutelage of Rory Foster and Eileen Cropley. He then studied as a scholarship student at The Ailey School and was a member of Ailey II. In 2010, he performed as part of the White House Dance Series. Mr. Gilmore is a choreographer whose work has been a part of the Ailey Dancers Resource Fund, Fire Island Dance Festival 2008, and Jazz Foundation of America Gala 2010, and he produced the Dance of Light project in 2010 and 2015. An excerpt of Mr. Gilmore’s work La Muette was performed in 2017 as part of the “Celebrating the Men of Ailey” program at New York City Center. Nimbus Dance Works performed a new work by Mr. Gilmore in 2018. Mr. Gilmore is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor. He teaches workshops and master classes around the world. Mr. Gilmore joined the Company in 1997.


(Charleston, SC) began her training at Columbia City Jazz where she found her love for dance. She trained in a variety of styles including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop. In 2020, Ms. Green received her BFA in Dance

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from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Garfield Lemonius. There, she performed works by Peter Chu, Aszure Barton, Kyle Abraham, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. After graduation she joined Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance where she received a Princess Grace Award in Dance. Ms. Green joined the Company in 2021 and that year was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine.

JACQUELIN HARRIS (Charlotte, NC) began her dance training at Dance Productions Studios under the direction of Lori Long. Ms. Harris received a silver ARTS award from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts semifinalist. She graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. In 2016 Ms. Harris was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. She received a 2017 dance fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. In 2019 she was one of 75 dancers across the world to perform in Merce Cunningham’s Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, which won a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award. In 2021 Ms. Harris worked with Twyla Tharp in her production of Twyla Now alongside artists of New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2014.

MICHAEL JACKSON, JR. (New Orleans, LA) began his dance training at age 14 at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., under the direction of Charles Augins. He became a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancing through Barriers Ensemble in 2005. In 2006 he joined Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and in 2008 joined PHILADANCO!, where he also worked as artistic director of D3. Mr. Jackson joined the Company in 2011 and rejoined in 2015.

YAZZMEEN LAIDLER (Miami, FL) graduated from New World School of the Arts. She trained at Traci YoungBryon’s Young Contemporary Dance

Theatre and The Ailey School summer intensive. Ms. Laidler received her BFA from The University of the Arts and was a company member of Eleone Dance Theatre. Ms. Laidler is the 2016 award-winning Pennsylvania Choreographer, setting work for Pennsylvania Ballet II. She has performed works by Dwight Rhoden, Camille A. Brown, Rennie Harris, and Aszure Barton, among others. She has performed as a guest artist with Owen/Cox Dance and is a former member of Ailey II. She is the founder of Time Revealed Dance Intensive in Miami, FL, which brings highly acclaimed artists to aid in the cultivation of community for aspiring dancers. Ms. Laidler joined the Company in 2018. Instagram: @yazzmeen.laidlerin

YANNICK LEBRUN (Cayenne, French Guiana) began training in his native country at the Adaclam School under the guidance of Jeanine Verin. After graduating high school in 2004, he moved to New York City to study at The Ailey School as a scholarship student. Mr. Lebrun was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2011, and in 2013 France-Amérique magazine highlighted him as one of the 50 most talented French people in the United States. In November 2016

Mr. Lebrun was a guest performer with The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. In 2019 he choreographed Saa Magni, his first work for Ailey II, and in 2021 he created Lora for ABT Studio Company. Mr. Lebrun was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2008. Instagram: @yannicklebrun

XAVIER MACK (Washington, D.C.) began his dance training at Divine Dance Institute in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He received his BA in Modern Language & Linguistics from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). In 2017, Mr. Mack joined Dallas Black Dance Theatre where he performed works by Hope Boykin, Norbert De La Cruz III, Dianne McIntyre, and Matthew Rushing. Mr. Mack joined the Company in 2022.

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RENALDO MAURICE (Gary, IN) began his training with Tony Washington and graduated from Talent Unlimited High School. He attended Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts, studying with Larry Brewer. Mr. Maurice was a scholarship student at The Ailey School, Ballet Chicago, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. He received second place in modern dance from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and received the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship. In 2012 he was honored with the key to the city of his hometown. Mr. Maurice has choreographed and performed with Grammy-nominated artist Jazzmeia Horn. He is the 2022 Willie Ninja Supreme Award recipient and star of HBO Max’s Legendary. He has also incorporated his passion for the arts with social responsibility as the coartistic director of Indiana’s South Shore Dance Alliance. He was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2011. Facebook: @Maurice Gardner. Instagram: @mauricerenaldo

ASHLEY MAYEUX (Houston, TX) began her dance training at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and graduated cum laude with a BFA from SUNY Purchase. Ms. Mayeux continued her studies at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and went on to perform in the tour of the Broadway musical Aida She has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Pointe, and Dance Magazine. Ms. Mayeux was a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet from 2012 to 2016, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 2016 to 2018, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet from 2018 to 2021. She rejoined the Ailey company in 2021. Instagram: @miss_ashleynicolemayeux

CORRIN RACHELLE MITCHELL (Baltimore, MD) began her dance training in her hometown at LeRe’s Performing Arts Center, owned by her mother and father. She attended Baltimore School for the Arts where she trained with Norma Pera and Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell. Ms. Mitchell

graduated in 2017 with a BFA in Dance from Point Park University where she worked with choreographers Troy Powell, Garfield Lemonius, and Debbie Allen. After completing one year of apprenticeship, Ms. Mitchell joined Ailey II in 2017 where she performed works choreographed by Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Troy Powell, Robert Battle, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Amy Hall Garner. Ms. Mitchell joined the Company in 2019. Instagram: @_slimrin_

CHALVAR MONTEIRO (Montclair, NJ) began training at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts and studied at The Ailey School before receiving his BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Mr. Monteiro has worked with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Elisa Monte Dance, Keigwin+Company, BODYTRAFFIC, and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham. He assisted Kyle Abraham in setting and creating work for Barnard College, Princeton University, Emory University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and New York City Ballet. In 2019 Mr. Monteiro was selected to participate in Merce Cunningham Trust’s Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event His choreography has been presented as part of Ailey’s 2021 Virtual Spirit Gala, as well as at other festivals and institutions across the U.S. Mr. Monteiro has been featured in Vogue Beauty, Document Journal for Moncler, and fashion campaigns for Uniqlo and Lululemon. He was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2015. Instagram: @chlvrmntro

KALI MARIE OLIVER (Akron, OH) graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program. She began her formal dance training with her mother and attended summer intensives at Chautauqua Institution, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and The Ailey School. Ms. Oliver has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Karole Armitage, William Forsythe, Andrea Miller, William Isaac, and Maurya Kerr. She also performed in Mr. Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2018, 2019, and 2021

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New York City Center seasons and represented The Ailey School in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ms. Oliver is currently a member of Ailey II in her second season.

ALISHA RENA PEEK (Upper Marlboro, MD), a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance and former member of Ailey II, began her formal dance training at the Washington School of Ballet. Ms. Peek attended Kirov Ballet Academy, participated in the Dance Theatre of Harlem Kennedy Center Residency, and studied at The Art of Technique. Professionally, Ms. Peek has had the opportunity to work with influential choreographers such as Robert Battle, Hope Boykin, Andrea Miller, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Juel D. Lane, and others. She has taught at The Ailey School and various studios in the Maryland/Virginia area. Recently, she served as an assistant to Milton Myers and personal assistant to Hope Boykin. She participated in the HopeBoykinDance Bubble Residency and performed in An Evening of Hope and Moments by Hope Ms. Peek has appeared in the FX hit series POSE and choreographed a short film produced by Beats by Dre.

JESSICA AMBER PINKETT (Baltimore, MD) began her dance training at Baltimore Dance Tech under the direction of Stephanie Powell. She graduated from George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and earned a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with honors from Towson University. She has had the privilege of performing works by Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Tally Beaty, Camille A. Brown, Linda-Denise FisherHarrell, Robert Battle, and others. She has performed as a guest artist with The Black Iris Project and was a member of Ailey lI before joining Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2018. Ms. Pinkett made her New York choreographic debut and performed alongside Madison McFerrin in OPEN AIR. In 2023, she led the world premiere of HopeBoykinDance’s States Of Hope at the Joyce Theater. She continues

exploring the depths of her artistry as a freelancer, teacher, choreographer, and filmmaker.

MIRANDA QUINN (Baltimore, MD) trained in various genres of dance from the ages of 2 to 18 at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts under the artistic direction of Shannon Torres. Ms. Quinn graduated from The Juilliard School in 2019 under the newly appointed direction of Alicia Graf Mack. Her attendance at the school was made possible by the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship. She is an alum of the Springboard Danse Montréal, Arts Umbrella, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago summer intensives. She joined the Company in 2019. Ms. Quinn is beyond thrilled and honored to be a part of the Ailey family and legacy. Instagram: @mirandaming4

HANNAH ALISSA RICHARDSON (Toronto, Ontario Canada) graduated with honors from The Ailey School Certificate Program. Ms. Richardson has performed works by choreographers including Ray Mercer, Bradley Shelver, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Earl Mosley, William Forsythe, and Robert Battle. She has been a featured dancer in festivals including Jacob’s Pillow and the Holland Dance Festival, and had the honor of performing the world premiere of Grace and Mercy choreographed by Ronald K. Brown at Bard’s SummerScape festival. Some of her film and television credits include Orion Pictures’ Every Day and Disney Channel’s Backstage. Ms. Richardson was a proud member of Ailey II for one season before joining the Company in 2022. She is also a guest artist with Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company. Ms. Richardson is thrilled to be part of Ailey and is grateful for all those who’ve continued to support her along her journey. Instagram: @hannahxrichardson

DEIDRE ROGAN (Fort Myers, FL) began her dance training in Fort Myers, Florida under Melinda Roy, Roberto Munoz, and Cheryl Copeland. Deidre graduated with honors from the Ailey/ Fordham BFA Program in Dance in 2015. She is a YoungArts scholarship

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winner, performed as a United States Arts Ambassador for President Barack Obama during the Opening Ceremony of the Hannover Messe, and was the Associate Choreographer under Choreographer Hope Boykin for the City Center Encores Off-Center production of Promenade in 2019. Deidre danced with Ailey II from 2014 to 2016 and with Parsons Dance from 2016 to 2022. This is her second season with the Company. Instagram: @deidre_rogan

CONSTANCE STAMATIOU (Charlotte, NC) began her dance training at Pat Hall’s Dance Unlimited and North Carolina Dance Theatre under the direction of Salvatore Aiello. She graduated from Northwest School of the Arts and studied at SUNY Purchase and as a Fellowship student at The Ailey School. In 2009 Ms. Stamatiou received the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the performing and visual arts. She has performed at the White House Dance Series, in a TED Talk with Judith Jamison, and as a guest performer on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Logo’s Trailblazer Honors, Good Morning America and The Today Show Ms. Stamatiou has danced in the films Shake Rattle & Roll and Dan Pritzker’s Bolden and the commercial I Love NY She is a mother of two. Ms. Stamatiou was a member of Ailey ll, joined the Company in 2007, and rejoined in 2016. Instagram: @constance.stamatiou

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR (Newark, NJ) is a graduate of Arts High School. He began his dance training at age 11 in AileyCamp Newark’s summer program and The Ailey School Junior Division, and later studied as a scholarship student in The Ailey School Professional Division. Mr. Taylor was a member of Ailey II for two seasons and has performed at the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, and in Ailey’s New York City Center galas. He joined the Company in 2022.

JERMAINE TERRY (Washington, D.C.) began dancing at James Dance Center in Kissimmee, Florida. He graduated cum laude with a BFA from the

University of South Florida, where he received scholarships for excellence in performance and choreography, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding service to the arts.

Mr. Terry has performed with Ailey II, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Arch Dance, Dance Iquail, PHILADANCO!, and as a guest artist on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance. He has designed costumes for New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and PHILADANCO! among others, and was nominated for a NY Emmy for his collaboration with The Black Iris Project, WILD: Bird of Paradise. His evening wear designs have appeared online in Vogue and Essence and have been photographed by the late Bill Cunningham for the style section of The New York Times. Mr. Terry joined the Company in 2010. Instagram: @jerms83

DE’ANTHONY VAUGHAN (Kansas City, MO) was introduced to dance at the age of three by his grandmother. He received his training from AileyCamp, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, and Kansas City Ballet School. He continued his training in New York City at The Ailey School as a scholarship student. In 2014 Mr. Vaughan joined Dallas Black Dance Theatre and has performed works by Matthew Rushing, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Alvin Ailey, Elisa Monte, Donald McKayle, and many more. This is Mr. Vaughan’s first season with the Company. Instagram: @leedeevaughan

ISABEL WALLACE-GREEN (Houston, TX) began her dance training at Houston Ballet Academy. She graduated summa cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program with a dual degree in Dance and African/ African American Studies. Ms. WallaceGreen performed with New Chamber Ballet, Urban Souls Dance Company, and was an ensemble member of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She joined DBDT: Encore! before becoming a company member with Dallas Black Dance Theatre. While there, she performed works by Hope Boykin, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Rennie Harris,

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Elisa Monte, and Matthew Rushing. In 2021, Ms. Wallace-Green partnered with University of Houston and Texas Southern University art museums to premiere her first solo show titled Resilience. She joined the Company in 2023.

CHRISTOPHER R. WILSON (Augusta, GA) is a graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and graduated cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. He trained at Colton Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. He began his professional career with BHdos, the second company of Ballet Hispánico, and has performed for Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. He has had the privilege of performing on the main stage of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Mr. Wilson has performed works by choreographers Judith Jamison, Matthew Rushing, Wayne McGregor, Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, and Emily Molnar, among others. He has been a guest artist with The Black Iris Project and for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Mr. Wilson was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2018. Instagram: @christopher.r.wilson

The Ailey dancers are supported, in part, by The Judith McDonough Kaminski Dancer Endowment Fund.


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Richard Hensley

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Ken and Carla Webb

Rita Webb

Chris and Roxanne


Kenneth and Julia Weiss

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Stephen White

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Melvin Malone, Chair

James Schmitz, Vice Chair

J. Reginald Hill, Treasurer

Sheila Gibson, Secretary

Martha Ingram, At-Large Executive

Dr. Phil Wenk, Immediate Past Chair


Victor Berrios

Sheila Gibson

Kefin Hartley

Reggie Hill

Martha Ingram

Tracy Kane

Melvin Malone

Alexia Poe

Jim Schmitz

Claire Tucker

Phil Wenk

Gail Williams


Michael Carter

Emanual (Butch) Eads

Don Hardin

Robert Hebert

Joy Heinrichs

Debbie Hollenstein

Steve Mason

Nathan Poss

Cybele Raver

Dr. Christopher Rehm

Adam Sansiveri

Rhonda Taylor

Claire Tucker


Brad Bowlin

Ansel Davis

Rob Hebert

Reggie Hill

Jeff Hopmayer

Quin Evans Segall

Jennifer Turner

John Wengraf

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP President and CEO, Jennifer Turner

Managing Director & Chief Administrative Officer, James Timm

Exec. Assistant & Board Liaison, Marlo Goff


Director of Programming, Christian Lyhus

Senior Manager of Programming, Caroline deGraaf Contract Administrator, Tanza Farr


Chief Inclusive Arts Officer, Roberta Ciuffo West

Senior Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, Susan Sanders

Senior Director of Grants & Special Projects, Lattie Brown

Senior Director of Education and Community Engagement, Kristin Dare-Horsley

Director of Education Enrichment, Cassie LaFevor

Education Enrichment Manager, Treysia Jackson


Vice President of Human Resources, Kim Marrone

Senior Payroll Manager and HR Specialist, Mary Huffman


Chief Financial Officer, Julie Gillen


Controller, Dana Nolen

Senior Accountant, Lindsay Johnson

Accountant, Bryan Leftwich


Vice President of Information Technology, Jeff Condon

Senior Solutions Engineer, Andrew Astorino

Database Administrator, Jeff Stahel

Helpdesk Technician, Brandon Partida Network Engineer, Mike Sansom


SVP, Ticketing & Guest Services, Kimberly Darlington


Director of Ticketing and Customer Service, Akil Lyle

VIP Ticket Sales Coordinator, Leroy Loyal

Patron Services Specialist, Riley Miller

Patron Services Specialist, Kaylee Miller

Tessitura Systems Manager, Daniel Harris

Asst. Manager of Ticket Operations, Johana Davila

Ticket Operations Supervisor, Kayla Meehan

Ticket Operations Supervisor, Patricia Sherrick

Board and Staff Listing

Box Office Manager, Lori Joffs

Box Office Supervisor, Dana Lolas

Box Office Coordinator, Rick Forshee


Director of Guest Services, Mary Blair

Guest Services Manager, Kelley Ramirez

Guest Services Manager, Emily Rich

Guest Services Manager, Kevin Anderson Jr.


Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Tony Marks

Director of Communications, Josh Holliday

Director of Marketing, Emily Sitton

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, Rebecca Bourne

Senior Manager of Graphic Design, Brad DeLeone

Graphic Designer, Jose Semidei

Group Sales Manager, Lindsay Baleka

Social Media Manager, Brandy Ferguson

Marketing Manager, Presentations, Kiera Lytle

Public Relations Manager, Brittany Portalatin


Vice President of Leadership Giving, Diana Pelham

Director of Corporate and Membership Giving, April Posey

Director of Leadership Giving, Mary Cate Conn

Senior Manager of Development Operations, Kelsey Daly

Manager of Development Information, Danny Harp


Chief Campaign Officer, Suzanne Iler

Capital Campaign Director, Molly Haynes

Prospect Analyst Manager, Zach Bobbitt



Capital Projects & Facilities, Denise Minatoya

Director of Building Operations, Samantha Borgen

Facility Manager, Chris Voss


Vice President, Operations, Leon Scioscia


Director, Event Management, Jeremy Knutsen

Senior Event Manager, Kayla Bringelson

Event Manager, Mary Kanani-Donaghy

Event Manager, Rebecca Forrest

Event Manager, Zack Steenbergen

Operations Coordinator, Tatyana Bristol


Senior Director, Security & Food & Beverage, Ryan Curd

Security & Safety Manager, Jasmine Gould

Security & Safety Manager, Tim Timberlake

Security and Safety Officer, OC Davis

Security & Safety Officer, Phoenix KnoxWashington

Security & Safety Officer, Victor Vickers


Director of Food and Beverage, Beth Antram

Food & Beverage Manager, Shannon Stansbury

Manager of Hospitality & Merchandising, Jessica Ladd


Director of Production, Sawyer Wallace Production Manager, Alex Poe

Master Electrician, Brent Smith

Production Electrician, Taylor Hulsey-Thomas

Production Electrician, Carly Crocker

Chief Audio Engineer, Jeff Ent

Audio Engineer, Jamin Craig

Audio Engineer, Chelsea Skinner

Event Technical Director, Wrench Steinlage

Event Technical Director, Vincent van der Wolf

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Five Short Stories

May 17–23, 2024

Studio A, The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet

An up-close look at the beauty and athleticism of dance with a WORLD PREMIERE by Artistic Director Nick Mullikin.

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