Alvin Ailey Tour 2024/2025

Discover enchanting Alvin Ailey Ballet Theatre performances near you.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of ballet, where each concert promises to be an unforgettable experience that will linger in your memories forever. With tickets now on sale, this is a golden opportunity for ballet fans and newcomers alike to indulge in an extraordinary cultural experience. Starting at just $49, with an average price of $101, securing your ticket guarantees you a seat and ensures an entrée into a world of unparalleled elegance and breathtaking grace.

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Upcoming Tour Engagements

Alvin Ailey Ballet
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Address Performances
1 Auditorium Theatre - IL 60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
2 Folly Theater 64105, 300 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO, US
Ailey II Dance Company
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
3 Auditorium Theatre At Midland Center For The Arts 48640, 1801 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 23, 2024 7:30 PM
4 Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall 37219, 505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 26, 2024 7:30 PM
5 Merrill Auditorium 04102, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, ME, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr 30, 2024 7:00 PM
6 Wang Theater At The Boch Center 02116, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
May 02, 2024 8:00 PM
7 New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall 07102, One Center St, Newark, NJ, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
May 10, 2024 8:00 PM
8 Howard Gilman Opera House at Brooklyn Academy of Music 11217, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, US
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Jun 04, 2024 7:30 PM

About Alvin Ailey

A Legacy of Movement: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a beacon of cultural heritage and innovative artistry in the luminous dance world. Born from a historic performance in March 1958 at The 92nd Street Y in New York City, the company, under the visionary leadership of Alvin Ailey and a group of young African American modern dancers, transformed the landscape of American dance forever.

A Global Phenomenon

Over the decades, the Ailey company has captivated audiences worldwide, performing for an estimated 25 million people across 48 states and 71 countries on six continents. Their performances extend beyond the stage, reaching millions through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms. The U.S. Congress recognized the company’s profound impact in 2008, designating it as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world.” This honor celebrates the African American cultural experience and the enrichment of the American modern dance heritage.

The Ailey Legacy

Alvin Ailey’s choreography, inspired by his “blood memories” of Texas, the blues, spirituals, and gospel, gave birth to his most celebrated work, Revelations. Despite creating 79 ballets, Ailey emphasized that his company was not solely a vessel for his creations. Today, the Ailey company upholds this ethos, showcasing significant works from the past and fostering new products, with over 235 pieces by more than 90 choreographers gracing their repertoire.

Leadership and Innovation

Before his passing in 1989, Alvin Ailey chose Judith Jamison as his successor, who led the company to new heights over 21 years. Robert Battle, chosen by Jamison, took the helm in 2011, infusing the company with renewed vitality. In the New York Times, he praised Battle for injecting new life into the ensemble, a testament to the company’s enduring dynamism.

Ailey II: The Next Generation

Ailey II, the junior company, echoes the leading company’s commitment to excellence and innovation. Since its inception in 1974, Ailey II has been celebrated for combining the vigor and talent of early-career dancers with the vision of emerging choreographers. Under the leadership of Francesca Harper, a seasoned Ailey School alumnus, Ailey II continues to honor Alvin Ailey’s legacy while embracing new creative directions.

In conclusion, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II are pillars of modern American dance, celebrating the rich tapestry of the African American experience through movement. Their global outreach and commitment to fostering new talent ensure that the legacy of Alvin Ailey will continue to inspire and move audiences for generations to come.

Alvin Ailey Video

Alvin Ailey's Revelations
Alvin Ailey's Revelations