Ailey, Alvin Jr.

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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