Alvin Ailey Tour 2024/2025

Discover enchanting Alvin Ailey Ballet Theatre performances near you.
Come experience the magic of ballet in the most captivating concert you’ll ever set your eyes on. Once you’ve seen it, it will stay with you for your entire life. Alvin Ailey’s ballet tickets are now available. Ballet lovers and newbies: grab them while they last if you want to sink into a world of culture that’s about to end. Each ticket is $49, with an average price of $101, guaranteeing a place and allowing access to a world of elegance, beauty, and grace.


Upcoming Tour Engagements

Alvin Ailey Ballet
# Theatre
Address Performances
1 Nashua Center for the Arts 03060, 201 Main Street, Nashua, NH, US
Ailey II Dance Company
Oct 24, 2024 7:30 PM
2 The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 01230, 244 Main St #3, Great Barrington, MA, US
Ailey II Dance Company
Oct 25, 2024 8:00 PM
3 Concert Hall At Tilles Center for the Performing Arts 11548, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY, US
Ailey II Dance Company
Nov 08, 2024 8:00 PM
4 Academy Of Music - PA 19102, 240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb 28, 2025 7:30 PM
5 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 90012, 135 N. Grand Avenue,, Los Angeles, CA, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 02, 2025 7:30 PM
6 Zellerbach Hall 94720, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800, Berkeley, CA, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 08, 2025 7:30 PM
7 Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater 85201, 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 18, 2025 8:00 PM
8 New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall 07102, One Center St, Newark, NJ, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
May 09, 2025 8:00 PM

About Alvin Ailey

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a light and a beacon of cultural heritage and new artistic expression in the extraordinary dance world through its hallowed performance seasons and world tours. We like to think that the first performance of our founding choreographer Alvin Ailey’s philosophy of hope through movement was a force of nature in its own right. Lumiere was the first motion picture shot in 1895; we like to think of our first performance at The 92nd Street Y in New York City in March 1958 under the founding direction of Alvin Ailey and a cohort of young modern dancers of color as the first dance film.

A Global Phenomenon

In seven decades, the Ailey company has toured an estimated 25 million people in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents. They have been seen by millions more in television broadcasts, film screenings, and online. Ailey’s work in dancing the African American experience throughout the diaspora was declared’ a vital American cultural ambassador to the world in 2008, when the House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress honored the company and, by extension, the black American experience and its contribution to the American modern dance canon.

The Ailey Legacy

Alvin Ailey’s inspiration – ‘blood memories,’ as he called them – of Texas, the blues, spirituals, and gospel became Revelations, arguably his most excellent work. Ailey created 79 pieces of choreography for the company. According to Kwame, that was never the reason the company existed: Ailey, he said, considered himself one of many choreographers who were necessary to keep this company working. You’d never know that Ailey was anything but a vital center had you spoken to a group of board members and dancers in the modern company three weeks ago. ‘We constantly reinforce the message that we are not just the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,’ Kwame said. ‘We facilitate works of the past that are essential pieces of American art dance. And we also create new works of product. We have more than 235 works by more than 90 choreographers for the company.

Leadership and Innovation

When he died in 1989, Ailey named his protégée, Judith Jamison, his successor. She was in charge for 21 years until she resigned in 2011. Her choice, Robert Battle, has been at the helm since 2011. In the New York Times in 2012, he was praised for giving the ensemble a renewed sense of life.

Ailey II: The Next Generation

And Ailey II, the junior company, mirrors the commitment of the leading company to invention and quality. Ailey II was established in 1974 as a vehicle for giving early-career dancers with talent and excitement ‘an opportunity to perform groundbreaking contemporary repertory,’ as well as a forum ‘to provide choreographers at the vanguard of the field an opportunity to nurture fresh ideas,’ as the company describes it on its website. Under the current direction of the Ailey School veteran Francesca Harper, the company continues to sustain the Ailey legacy while embracing new creative directions.

In sum, Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater and Ailey II are integral parts of the landscape of contemporary American dance, and the consecration of movement offers a profound appreciation of the African American experience. Ailey’s global reach serves a mission to impact lives through dance, nurturing, and grooming young replacements. The institution founded by this African American icon, a sexually liberal fatalist during the Cold War era and a vocal advocate for racial tolerance, will likely continue to entertain and inspire audiences for generations to come.

Alvin Ailey Video

Alvin Ailey's Revelations
Alvin Ailey's Revelations