Ailey, Alvin Jr.

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Born: Jan 05, 1931 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Choreographers


1931 - Ailey was born 5th of January in Rogers, Texas.

 

1945 - Attended the dance classes held by choreoghrapher Katherine Dunham and took dancing lessons under Lester Horton while studying in college.

 

1953 - When Horton died, Ailey became the director and resident choreographer for the Lester Horton Dance Theater. He was able to choreographed three original dances for Horton's company namely: "Creation of the World", "According to St. Francis", and "Mourning Morning".

 

1954 - Made his Broadway debut in Truman Capote's "House of Flowers".

 

1958 - Founded The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater which features african-american dancers.

 

1964 - Directed the Langston Hughes's Jericho-Jim Crow.

 

1979 - Received the Spingarin Medal of the NACCP award.

 

1989 - Died 1st of December at the age of 57 after acquiring AIDS.

 

 

 

 

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