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The Next Generation of Dance
Troy Powell, Artistic Director

“There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.” – New York Times


Critically acclaimed for their stirring performances, Ailey II’s brilliant young dancers have captivated audiences for more than four decades. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the company brings Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by emerging choreographers to cities across the country and internationally, along with innovative community programs that make dance accessible to all. With powerful performances rooted in a steadfast creative vision, Ailey II brings a fresh dimension to the Ailey spirit.

Pre-performance talk in Fine Arts Building, Room 201, at 6:45 pm (free admission).


Photo of Caroline Theodora Dartey by Kyle Froman