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Alvin Ailey Dance, Inc.

The mission of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. This performing arts community plays a crucial social role, using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds. Mr. Ailey said, “I am trying to show the world we are all human beings, that color is not important, that what is important is the quality of our work, of a culture in which the young are not afraid to take chances and can hold onto their values and self-esteem, especially in the arts and in dance.


AileyCamp Detroit: AileyCamp Detroit will premiere in summer 2020 with a 6-week summer day camp for approximately 65 youth ages 11-14 in partnership with the Michigan Opera Theatre.  The camp utilizes dance training, along with communication, personal development and special technique performance workshops to engage and inspire youth.